National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Fleming is committed to Truth and Reconciliation through reflecting on our past, owning our truth, and inclusion of Indigenous intellectual and cultural traditions in our curriculum and learning approaches.

The jingle dancer in the video is Elizabeth Osawamick, Anishinaabe Kwe from Wiikwemkoong, who has shared a healing dance to help lift our spirits and provide us with strength during this difficult time. The building Elizabeth is dancing in front of is the Spanish Indian Residential School, located in Spanish, Ontario. The filming was done by her daughter Florence Osawamick.

In this video, members of the Fleming community, Indigenous and settlers, come together for a conversation about what the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation means to them.

Virtual talk by Dr. John Milloy – Monday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. An acknowledged expert on Canada’s residential school system, Dr. Milloy shared his experience as the director of research and special adviser for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2008-2015). As a member of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1991-1996), Dr. Milloy researched and produced a detailed report, which was later published as a book A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986.

The event was hosted by Fleming’s Academic Chair for Indigenous Perspectives Liz Stone.

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Available Resources

If you are an Indigenous student who requires support, please reach out to Indigenous Student Services Coordinator: .

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419.

External resources that provide an opportunity to learn something new and be active participants in the work towards reconciliation:

Findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Reconciliation: A Starting Point

Canada’s Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials

Truth and Reconciliation in Post-Secondary Settings: Student Experience

Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

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