HELP BUILD THE MOVEMENT

  • Follow Reconciliation Saskatoon’s Facebook page for information and updates. Please invite others and SHARE!
  • Invite your friends and family to get involved
  • Take a picture/video of you and your group walking on June 21 and share it on social media and using the hashtag #rockyourroots

SUBMIT A VIDEO

  • In the wake of news of the remains of 215 children being found at Kamloops Residential School, it is more important than ever to engage in reconciliation and share your commitment with others. Here’s an opportunity to do just that.
  • Record a video or photo/caption and explain why you’re going to Walk for Reconciliation on June 21. Use this simple ONLINE FORM to submit your video/photo by June 17.
  • The online form has guidelines, but if you’d like more tips on recording the video or photo/caption RYR Video or Photo Submission Request and Guide 2021.
 

WATCH THE ONLINE EVENT JUNE 21

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.

 

GET THE KIDS INVOLVED

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 beaconnectr@gmail.com to be shared with the Saskatoon Survivors Circle and other Residential School Survivors.

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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.

 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!

 

Thank you for your support:

                                         

         

Join our Reconciliation Challenge on April 26

Join by emailing beaconnectr@gmail.com 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.

JOIN AN ACTION GROUP

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 beaconnectr@gmail.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!