National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

In honour of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, join the Indigenous Initiatives Office and the President's Anti-Racism Taskforce (PART) for a special keynote presentation with Dr. Kathy Absolon on Truth & Reconciliation, Indian Residential Schools.

Kathy Absolon will be speaking from a personal and passionate place about how the legacies of Indian Residential School genocide projects impacted her family, community and Nation. 

This presentation was developed by Woodland Cultural Centre's Education Department, to explore the 94 Calls to Action and what you can do as an individual or as an organization to answer the Calls to Action. It is meant to spark conversations and action by informing, education, and inspiring people to take responsibility for their own learning of Canada's historical relationship with Indigenous people.

Maawanji-idiwag (They come together): Institutional Approaches to Decolonizing Curricula is a virtual discussion hosted by the President's Anti-racism Task Force, where a panel of academics and practitioners experienced in theoretical decolonization and who have taken concrete steps and actions to decolonize curricula in their respective institutions will discuss opportunities and challenges for institutional approaches and practices to decolonize curricula.

In partnership with the Indigenous Initiatives Office, W Store is pleased to support the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 (formerly Orange Shirt Day). The UWaterloo community can show their support by purchasing an Indigenous-designed and -sourced Every Child Matters t-shirt.