STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY: DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Vancouver as seen from view point. First nation totem pole in Vancouver. 

 

We acknowledge that IEC-BC’s office operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples-Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam First Nations. We respect the land and honour this tradition of land acknowledgment that dates back centuries for Indigenous people.

IEC-BC is committed to advancing Indigenous human rights through truth and reconciliation. We encourage all our partners and stakeholders to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

In June of this year, the federal government passed legislation marking September 30, 2021 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In August, the Province of BC followed suit recognizing this as a day of commemoration in the public sector. The IEC-BC team will be using this day to honour survivors, their families, and communities.

RESOURCES: Please take time to learn more about the history and culture of Indigenous peoples in Canada.