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notice to residents


Mayor & Council of The Village of Blacks Harbour has made the unanimous decision to make a donation to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund. In addition to the Village’s donation, council also unanimously agreed to each make a personal donation toward the fund.

 

The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund is “inspired by Chanie’s story and Gord’s call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between indigenous peoples and non-indigenous peoples. Our goal is to improve the lives of indigenous people by building awareness, education and connections between all Canadians.”

 

You can read more or donate to the fund here:  

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://downiewenjack.ca

 

While Canada Day celebrations are cancelled in our community this year, we invite the community to continue to observe Canada Day. Use this day to reflect and to listen, learn and support the indigenous peoples of the land now called Canada.

 

We encourage the community to take action on July 1st toward reconciliation in any of the following ways:

 

150 Acts of Reconciliation

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://activehistory.ca/2017/08/150-acts-of-reconciliation-for-the-last-150-days-of-canadas-150/?fbclid=IwAR0W8sdn0vorn1gulEThUIYgAN_uOhwpnA2rwnfNYtD1aKMLEOWqSZo9leQ

 

LEARN

University of Alberta offers a free online course Indigenous Canada

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada

 

Settlers Take Action

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://oncanadaproject.ca/settlerstakeaction

 

Learn about whose land you live on External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://native-land.ca

 

Read about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the 94 calls to action External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://nctr.ca/records/reports/

 

Educational Books

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/21-things-you-may-not/9780995266520-item.html

 

Seven Fallen Feathers

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/seven-fallen-feathers-racism-death/9781487002268-item.html

 

SUPPORT

Wear Orange or Black to show support

 

Be public about your solidarity

 

Share information

 

Support an indigenous owned small business, Artists, Musicians

 

Books written by Indigenous Authors External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/top-tens/indigenous-reads/

 

DONATE

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.irsss.ca

 

Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://downiewenjack.ca

 

Reconciliation Canada

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://reconciliationcanada.ca

 

LISTEN

CBC Short Documentary Inendi

 External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://youtu.be/ToUVHjr1xK0

 

The Fifth Estate -the truth about St. Anne’s External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://youtu.be/ep7AW2K4Xww

 

Podcast: Still Here Still Healing External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://anchor.fm/jade-roberts1/episodes/Episode-1-Marys-Story-era0v2

 

#settlerstakeaction


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