Tomorrow is the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.
Thousands of First Nations and Indigenous people will be raising their voices to share their stories and those of their lost family members.
Naturally, non-First Nations or Indigenous people should wear an orange shirt to show their solidarity. But even more important is for us to listen and to educate ourselves. I wrote about this last year here but there is way more we can do.
Here are a few spots to listen and learn.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
A Knock on the Door – The Essential History of Residential Schools
The Survivors Speak – A Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
Stolen Children – Residential School Survivors Speak Out
“The Stranger” – The Secret Path
A Day to Listen – Amplifying Indigenous Voices
Unreserved with Rosanna Deerchild
And then, we need to do something.