UNBC’s Truth and Reconciliation Day of Honour September 30

An orange and white poster advertising the Talking Circle Truth and Reconciliation event on Sept.30 at UNBC.
UNBC is hosting a Talking Circle online this Sept. 30, the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Photo courtesy of UNBC Indigenous Initiatives Office.
Pamela Haasen - CICK - SmithersBC | 22-09-2021
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UNBC is hosting an online Truth and Reconciliation Talking Circle on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. via Zoom to commemorate the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was created as a result of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). This multi-faceted agreement, widely understood to be one of the largest settlement packages in the history of the country, was intended to compensate survivors for the harms they suffered in residential schools, and to work towards a more just and equitable future for Indigenous peoples.

Schedule N of the IRSSA was the TRC’s official operating mandate. Divided into 14 sections, the mandate outlined an ambitious set of goals, activities and requirements the commissioners of the TRC were to follow.

CICK News spoke with Brandon Prince, Manager of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives about UNBC's Truth and Reconciliation event on Sept. 30, and his take on the commission’s employment of recommended actions by the commission so far.

Listen to CICK's interview with Brandon Prince below: