National Day for Truth and Reconciliation | Orange Shirt Day
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September 30 commemorates the history and legacy of the residential school system, honouring survivors, their families and the children who never came home.
Okanagan Collage is committed to advancing truth and reconciliation by fully engaging in the 94 Calls to Action. We all have a role to play in advancing this important work. This September, and in particular on Sept. 30, We invite you to wear orange and take part in events planned around your community and at OC to honour this important day. Learn more at okanagan.bc.ca/reconciliation.
As people who live and work on the unceded territories of the Syilx Okanagan, Secwepemc, Ktunaxa, and Sinixt people, and as employees committed to working with, listening to and learning from Indigenous communities, let's this time to understand and commit to actions in the 94 Calls To Action.
One way in which employees can do this is to enroll in the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation training program available on myPD (accessed through myOkanagan). This aligns to the Call To Action # 92 (iii) which calls on organizations to:
Provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.