TRC Report Reading Group

21740980_10159288425980537_1741707878686541278_o.jpgJoin the Heritage Community Association and the Regina Public Library in learning about the impact of residential schools and colonialism, and discussing our responsibilities and possibilities for reconciliation at the neighbourhood level and beyond.

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

Tuesdays: Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 27, Dec. 18, Jan. 29, Feb. 26
7 – 8:30 pm
HCA Office: #100 – 1654 11th Ave. (old Fire Hall)
Free bannock provided by the Regina Public Library 

Reading Schedule

Sept. 25: Preface, Intro, Commission Activities (38 pages)
Oct. 30: The History (98 pages)
Nov. 27: The Legacy (48 pages)
Dec. 18: The Challenge of Reconciliation (135 pages)
Jan. 29: Appendices
Feb. 26: Wrap-up, reflections, next steps/actions 

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.

If you’re on facebook, join our facebook group to share resources and discussion between meetings.