In the words of the Honourable Murray Sinclair: “…I stand before you hopeful that we are at the threshold of a new era — a point of fundamental change in Canada’s story…a period of change that, if sustained by the will of the people, will forever realign the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.”
(Macleans.ca/news/canada/, Dec 15,2015)
On August 27, 2022 a community event will launch the second annual #94in94 campaign to raise awareness of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. Daily, the #94in94 campaign will highlight each of the 94 Calls to Action in as many days, encouraging people across Turtle Island to take action in a variety of ways.
Follow us every day on social media from September 12 to December 15 to learn more about each of the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action and to find out what you can do to help.
You can start right now by asking your friends, family, co-workers and neighbours to join you in the campaign!
The 94 calls will be posted on all CFR and RT Social Medial platforms. The first call of each section of the 94 calls will be shared on NCTR planform.
There is also an option to sign up to receive the 94 calls via email (see below).
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was created through a legal settlement between Residential Schools Survivors, the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit representatives and the parties responsible for creation and operation of the schools: the federal government and the church bodies.
The TRC’s mandate was to inform all Canadians about what happened in residential schools. The TRC documented the truth of Survivors, their families, communities and anyone personally affected by the residential school experience. This included First Nations, Inuit and Métis former residential school students, their families, communities, the churches, former school employees, government officials and other Canadians.
The TRC concluded its mandate in 2015 and transferred its records to the safekeeping of National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR).
When the members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Dr. Marie Wilson, and Chief Wilton Littlechild) finished their work, they published their findings in a number of documents:
They also created a short document with 94 calls to action for every member of society. The calls are broken into the following areas:
The calls are not just for government. They address multiple areas in society and all people need to know and act on them (see above).
The TRC final report states: “Reconciliation cannot be left up to governments, the courts, and churches alone. There must be dialogue and action in communities across the country. Reconciliation must happen across all sectors of Canadian Society.” (pg. 306).
Sign up here to receive the 94 calls by email! (see below)
Go to the ReconciliAction page to learn more! https://nctr.ca/reconciliaction-plans/
During the 94 days, people will be asked to choose at least one Call to Action. As the campaign proceeds you will be able to search the #94in94 hashtag to see examples of what other organizations/communities are doing. Once you or your organization/community decides, post your story online using the #94in94 hashtag to inspire others to do the same.
The National Center for Truth and Reconciliation is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations.
The NCTR was created as part of the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The TRC was charged to listen to Survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system and educate Canadians about their experiences. The resulting collection of statements, documents and other materials now forms the sacred heart of the NCTR.
The NCTR Archives and Collections is the foundation for ongoing learning and research. Here, Survivors, their families, educators, researchers, and the public can examine the residential school system more deeply with the goal of fostering reconciliation and healing.
Circles for Reconciliation (circlesforreconciliation.ca) is a grassroots full and equal partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with the aim to establish trusting, meaningful relationships as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). These Circles nurture dialogue, on issues outlined in the TRC report, between five Indigenous and five-non-Indigenous people led by two trained facilitators on a weekly basis for ten weeks.
Yes, we appreciate every donation given to assist with the costs of this campaign! There are three ways you can donate:
1) Click the “donate” button below.
2) Send an e-transfer to [email protected].
3) Write a cheque to “Reconciliation Thunder Inc” and mail the cheque to:
3 Poznan Cres
Winnipeg, MB R2P 0G6.
Please write #94in94 in the memo line.
Please note that we are now an official charitable organisation and are able to issue tax deductible receipts. If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]! Gitchi miigwetch!
Reconciliation Thunder is an Official Charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.
All donations are eligible for official receipts for income tax purposes.