THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR COLLECTIVE WOUNDS
Learn how Indigenous experiences contribute to reconciliation
We invite visitors from near and far to understand the experiences that Indigenous Peoples in Canada have faced over the past four centuries, particularly from the early 1800s to 1996, and the crises that continue today. We hope that by listening to survivors and honouring those who have passed, you can support our decolonization efforts and together, we can work to build a better future for all Peoples.
BEAR WITNESS TO DARK TRUTHS
UNDERSTAND THE PAST TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE
From the 1800s up until 1996, “Indian” Residential Schools actively worked to strip Indigenous Peoples of our language, our culture, our history and our spirit. Unfortunately, every Indigenous person in Canada has been impacted by the horrors of these schools. By journeying to the sites of former Residential Schools, you can bear witness to the atrocities that were committed and join us in remembering, and honouring, our ancestors.
LISTEN AND LEARN
PLAY YOUR PART IN RECONCILIATION
The past and present intertwine in everything we do. Traditions, practices, regalia, songs, art, stories, ceremonies – they are all imbued with reverence for the past, gratitude for the present, and hope for the future. Learn from Indigenous Peoples what reconciliation means in practice today, and how there is still a long way to go before we can say that our communities are healed. Join survivors and their descendents as they share unfiltered personal accounts of their experiences and the work that is still left to do.
DIG DEEPER INTO THE TRUTH
WHY RECONCILIATION, WHY NOW?
The true history of Indigenous Peoples in the land called Canada is finally coming to the surface. Learn all about the systemic ways the Government of Canada, together with church leadership, tried to stamp out our ways of life – and our Peoples altogether. By spearheading the concepts of truth and reconciliation, Indigenous Peoples today are leading the path for a more just and hopeful future.Learn more
# DESTINATION INDIGENOUS
PEOPLE, WATER, LAND: HOMALCO TOURS LEADS GUESTS TOWARDS RECONCILIATION
The Homalco (Xwémalhkwu) People are colloquially known as “the people of the fast-running waters”. This Nation’s namesake is galvanized by the coursing currents woven throughout these traditional territories,…Read More