On June 21, Reconciliation Saskatoon will host a free online event that you can watch anytime that day. FOLLOW THIS LINK on June 21 to watch! Hear stories about the origin of the Walk for Reconciliation, listen to communities walking for reconciliation, watch cultural performances and more! Special thanks to the SK Intercultural Association for their role in organizing the online event.
Members of the Reconciliation Saskatoon Youth Advocates have created lesson plans for kids in elementary school. Download the lesson plans below for school, or work with your kids at home. Create birthday cards for Residential School Survivors, who never celebrated birthdays in school. Some didn’t even know when their birthdays were. Take a photo of your card or picture and send it to email@example.com to be shared with the Saskatoon Survivors Circle and other Residential School Survivors.
This is an opportunity to reconfirm your commitment to reconciliation. As you’re walking, consider what you’re doing to change racism and discrimination. Think about Residential School Survivors and how you’ll honour them this year through your engagement in reconciliation. We would love to see students walking the school yard, business colleagues walking in small groups, and families walking around their neighbourhoods.
Thank you for your support:
Join by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or joining the private Facebook group! Choose a call to action each week for 8 weeks and post about what you’re doing on a private Facebook group. This is a great way to hold yourself accountable to building equality and working towards reconciliation. Meet a community of people also on the journey with you. The challenge leads up to National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21.
Thanks to everyone who participated in one of our Reconciliation Challenges this year! It’s been so inspiring to see communities of people digging in to their reconciliation journeys, using Be A ConnectR and other tools to choose and respond to calls to action. If you’re interested in learning about how you can create a greater impact and foster reconciliation, consider joining one of our Action Groups. Email email@example.com to learn more or join a group.
We now have Action Groups focused on Business Engagement, Two Spirit Education, Newcomers, Youth/Families, Healing and a Book Club!