National Day For Truth And Reconciliation

The establishment of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation responds to Call to Action 80, issued by the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which “calls upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.” 

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day of remembrance, and an opportunity for Canadians to acknowledge the intergenerational harm caused by the schools. In recognition, the University of Alberta is flying the national, provincial and university flags at half-mast from September 28 — October 1, 2021.

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Five things we all need to know about reconciliation in health care

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nohtawiy: My Father’s Story

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Uncovered: Truths about Indian Residential Schools

Grandmother's Song

Elder Francis Whiskeyjack and Elder Elsey Gauthier perform Grandmother's Song.

In honour of residential school survivors

First Nations, Métis, Inuit Student Emergency Award

On Sept. 30, 2021 — the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation — you are invited to learn and reflect on the history and ongoing legacy of Indian Residential Schools and to recognize the continued impacts of colonialism in Canada. You are also invited to think about the actions you can take to advance reconciliation

University of Alberta Free Application Days

In honour of residential school survivors and in the spirit of reconciliation, on September 30 to October 6, the U of A will waive the application fee for all direct-entry undergrad programs for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students.

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Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Canada

We have the responsibility to educate and the opportunity to uplift the next several generations, which is why all are welcome to join Dr. Paul Gareau, Dr. Tracy Bear, Alannah Mandamin-Shawanda, and Isaac Twinn, as they lead learners through an exploration of Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. It’s free, it’s online, and there’s a space waiting for you.

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Have You Met…Crystal Fraser?

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Truth and reconciliation brought hope and a pathway to resilience

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Five Things I’ve Learned About Good Fire

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More Thoughts on the Truths of the Residential School System and the Role of the University Community in Reconciliation

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Love Is an Act of Courage

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Presenting Our Presence

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Renewed agreement fosters high-quality teaching, learning and research for Métis people of Alberta

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Letter to the community regarding the Kamloops residential school burial site

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Education researcher reveals history of assimilative tactics on Blood Reserve

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U of A archeologist helps Indigenous communities uncover their own stories