National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

 



On this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the University of Ottawa’s Forum on Water Law and Governance, the Centre for Public Law, the Centre on Governance, and the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability would like to join all citizens across Canada who are reflecting on our colonial past and its lasting painful legacy on Indigenous people. We want to honour the Anishinabek people who have taken care of this unsurrendered and unceded Algonquin land for time immemorial, and we want to remember forever the children who died in Indian Residential Schools. We acknowledge that we are at a crossroads in Canadian history and in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous relations in our country. If September 30th is a milestone in this healing journey required to move towards Truth and Reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people, we understand that we are at the very beginning of a process in which academia has a role to play. We are committed to work meaningfully and inclusively with Indigenous partners across the country towards the advancement of Truth and knowledge.
 

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