TRC Report Reading Group

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Join the Heritage Community Association in learning about the impact of residential schools and colonialism, and discussing our responsibilities and possibilities for reconciliation in the context of the Heritage community.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as a result of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its mandate is to tell Canadians about the 150-­year history of the schools in part through the statements of those whose lives were affected by them. The TRC seeks to guide and inspire a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.

Together, over a 6-month period, we will read the Executive Summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Report. We will meet monthly to discuss each section.

Meetings

Last Tuesday of the month, January to June
6:30 – 8:00 pm
HCA Office: #100 – 1654 11th Ave. (old Fire Hall across from the Artful Dodger)

Reading Schedule

Jan 31: Preface, Intro, Commission Activities (38 pages)
Feb 28: The History (98 pages)
Mar 28: The Legacy (48 pages)
Apr 25: The Challenge of Reconciliation (135 pages)
May 30: Appendices
Jun 27: Wrap-up, reflections, next steps/future actions for the Heritage community and ourselves

Resources

We will be focusing on the Executive Summary of the Report, which is about 500 pages and available at the Regina Public Library, or online in English and French.

The full Report, which is 6 volumes and 4,000 pages, is available at the Regina Public Library, and also online in English and French.

#ReadTheTRCReport: Have the entire Executive Summary read out loud to you in this series of YouTube videos.