September 30 is Orange Shirt Day as well as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Andrea Menard (she/they/ᐃᐧᔭᐋᐧᐤ wiyawâw), a member of our Board of Directors at ADRIA, produced a powerful video through her work as the Lead Educational Developer for Indigenizing Curricula and Pedagogies at the University of Alberta. In the video, Andrea speaks of the importance of recognizing September 30th as both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as well as Orange Shirt Day. Watch their powerful video about why it matters, and how we move in truth toward reconciliation.
Join us in taking action to mark this national holiday by committing yourself to learning more. You may want to make space in your day on September 30th to take in a variety of learning resources including these below:
- Being a Non-Indigenous Ally, resource by Bent Arrow Society.
- The Important Work of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, recording from our Indigenous History Month webinar in 2020.
- Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports.
- Begin the free Indigenous Canada Course at the University of Alberta.
- Listen to Indigenous leaders discuss truth and reconciliation in the nonprofit sector on the Charity Village podcast.
Watch the ADRIC recordings on Diversity in ADR, including:
- Listening Circle: What is Diversity, Inclusion and Truth and Reconciliation
- Allyship: Authentic vs Performative
- Voice and Choice: Power, Privilege and Reconciliation – Understanding and Recognizing in Ourselves and Our Clients
- The Value of Inclusion in ADR: Learning from Non-Mainstream Practitioners
- Sharing Circle: Moving our Practices and Organizations Forward, and Advancing the Process of Truth and Reconciliation