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Reconciliation Quilt

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The Reconciliation Quilt

IThe Truth and Reconciliation Commision of Canada (TRC) was active from 2008 to 2015. In June 2015, the TRC released an executive summary of its findings, including 94 "calls to action. These 'calls to action' identified points of reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous peoples.

 

In 2017, a group of dedicated individuals came together to create a quilt. The blocks in this quilt would symbolize each of the TRC's 94'calls to action.' Participants came from the Mid Island Metis Nation, Nanaimo Aboriginal Center, Tsawalk School and the Vancouver Island Exhibition (VIEx). The group was lead by Elder Sally Williams.

 

A grant received from the federal government of Canada was used to create this quilt.

 

​Assembled in 2020, COVID19 hindered the presentation of the completed quilt. We present this moving tribute to the survivors.

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Truth and Reconciliation Commisssion of Canada: Calls to Action

In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action.

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1. We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and
Aboriginal governments ...

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2. We call upon the federal government, in collaboration
with the provinces and ...

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3. We call upon all levels of government to fully ...

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Child Welfare

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4. We call upon the federal government to enact Aboriginal
child-welfare legislation that establishes national
standards for Aboriginal child apprehension and ...

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5. We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial,
and Aboriginal governments to develop culturally ...

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Education

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6. We call upon the Government of Canada to repeal
Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

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Education

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7. We call upon the federal government to develop
with Aboriginal groups a joint strategy to eliminate
educational and employment gaps between Aboriginal
and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

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Education

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8. We call upon the federal government to eliminate the
discrepancy in federal education funding for First
Nations children ...