York University has a long-standing commitment to access, inclusion, equity and diversity; it is a leader in creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive community on all its campuses. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an important day to remind us to pause and reflect on the intergenerational harm that the Residential School systems caused to Indigenous Peoples across the country. It is a time to reflect on the strength and resiliency of Indigenous peoples. Importantly, it is a time for recognizing our shared responsibilities for creating new and better relationships with Indigenous people.
This year, we ask our community members to reflect on the theme Engaging in a Reconciliation Journey: Learning Through Various Forms of Media through featured events, films, resources and stories. A selection of Indigenous films are available to view below and will be screened at a series of in-person events being hosted at both the Keele and Glendon campuses from Monday, September 18 to Wednesday, September 27. The University will mark the day on Thursday, September 28 by hosting a hybrid community panel featuring the voices of staff reflecting on their learning journey, followed by a ceremonial fire at Skennen’kó:wa Gamig.
Members of the community must take it upon themselves to learn about the history and ongoing impacts of Residential Schools. We encourage all community members to take a minute of silence on September 30th to reflect on what steps they will take towards reconciliation.
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We invite everyone to join the journey toward education and reconciliation by buying an orange shirt. The York University Bookstore is a committed partner of the Orange Shirt Society, with proceeds from the sale of Orange shirts.
2023 LIVE STREAM
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at York
September 28, 2023
2022 LIVE STREAM
Reclaiming and Rewriting Indigenous Histories of the Western Hemisphere (the Americas)
September 29, 2022
2022 LIVE STREAM
Reflecting on the Legacies of Residential Schools: What it means for our present and our futures
September 30, 2022
2021 LIVE STREAM
Reflections on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2021