A reconciliACTION is a meaningful action that moves reconciliation forward. ReconciliACTIONs aim to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together in the spirit of reconciliation to share, learn, and create awareness. It is the answer to Gord’s call to ‘Do Something’; do something to raise further awareness, do something that improves the lives of Indigenous people, do something to improve the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. ReconciliACTIONs act as catalysts for important conversations and meaningful change – recognizing change starts with each of us and every person can make an impact.
A few ideas for a reconciliACTION are:
- Researching the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities in your region and learning the land acknowledgement; make sure this is built into your business’s or organization’s communications
- Host a dinner, lunch and learn, or morning coffee with some traditional Indigenous dishes. Share information and encourage conversations about Indigenous history, culture and reconciliation
- Visit a local Indigenous organization; friendship centre, community group, museum, or attend a cultural event in your community