Members of the York University community gathered to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30), and attended events held at the Keele and Glendon campuses that encouraged reflection, learnings and unlearnings on the legacy of residential schools and the lasting impacts on Indigenous community members.
This year’s theme, “Engaging in a Reconciliation Journey: Learning Through Various Forms of Media,” was supported by a variety of events, including the screening of Indigenous films (which are still available to view online), guest speakers and Orange Shirt Day.
Many community members attended a hybrid speaker reflection event, where participants were offered a tobacco tie upon entering and were invited to offer it to the ceremonial fire afterwards at Skennen’kó:wa Gamig.
To learn more, including how to access resources, films, stories, Zoom backgrounds and event information, visit York’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation website. To see photos from the events, view the gallery below.