RMWB Launching Six-Week Reconciliation Challenge

You’re getting an opportunity to learn more about Indigenous history and culture.

The RMWB will be holding different activities over the next six weeks as part of a reconciliation challenge.

They’ll focus on residential schools, local Indigenous culture and history, the TRC Calls to Action, and more.

Those who want to take part will be asked to sign and share a personal pledge of reconciliation as an individual commitment.

“Every journey begins with the first few steps – I strongly encourage everyone to join us in this journey of learning, by taking part in this Challenge and signing the Personal Pledge,” said Dennis Fraser, RMWB Director of Indigenous and Rural Relations.

“There is no more crucial time than now to listen and learn about truth and reconciliation and support survivors and families.”

Each week will also have a specific theme.

This week’s theme is “It’s Time to Get to Know First Nations & Métis Communities in the Region” and will offer information about Indigenous communities’ locations, languages, histories, and cultural protocols.

The Reconciliation Challenge is leading up to the new federal holiday the ‘National Day for Truth and Reconciliation’ on September 30th which was formerly known as Orange Shirt Day.

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