This year, in honour of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action and the newly implemented Truth and Reconciliation Day (September 30th), True North Aid is launching a Month of ReconciliACTION and will bookend this campaign with its first annual “Bridging the Gap: A Walk Towards Reconciliation” in Kingston on September 29th.
Throughout the month of September, True North Aid will invite Canadians to take a step forward towards an intentional journey of reconciliation, offering ideas on how to meaningfully do so on our social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This campaign will highlight how True North Aid’s eight stones of support are empowering Indigenous communities by way of practical humanitarian assistance in providing food, water, health, education and many other support projects. Please view below this letter the ways that you can contribute toward True North Aid projects this month, as our goal is to raise $30,000 for them.
In addition, True North Aid continues to provide educational opportunities through presentations and our Taste of Indigenous Canada events. These give voice to local Indigenous elders and knowledge keepers, and provide an opportunity for them to share and demonstrate their culture with non-Indigenous Canadians through ceremony, drumming, song, food and dance. In hosting such events, True North Aid believes that hearts and minds will open to a broader discussion and understanding of not just the current and historical grievances that Indigenous people face, but the rich and diverse Indigenous culture of First Nation, Metis, and Inuit people in Canada.
True North Aid acknowledges the past and works hard to ensure that history will not repeat itself as together we work towards reconciliation as a country and a society. True North Aid understands that reconciliation is about building relationships and respecting Indigenous culture and we acknowledge that reconciliation is a continuous process and a complex issue. We also recognize that reconciliation is the responsibility of every Canadian if we want to ensure a better and brighter future.
Join us throughout the month of September and pledge to make that first step towards reconciliation if you have not done so already. Let this month be the start of learning and of action. If you have joined us on this path already, would you consider sharing True North Aid’s mandate with others?
Thank you for supporting True North Aid and our projects for the past two years. We are growing faster than ever and have many new projects in development. If you’d like to make a donation in the name of reconciliation, please visit www.truenorthaid.ca/donate.
From all of us at True North Aid,
Thank you, and kind regards,
The True North Aid Team