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Truth & Reconciliation Resources

Carizon Family and Community Services acknowledges that our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our offices are situated on the Haldimand Tract which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. We recognize that 950,000 acres of this land was promised by Treaty in 1784 to Six Nations, and we acknowledge that only 48,000 acres is in the rightful care of Six Nations. We endeavour to be accountable to this reality in ways that go beyond an apology or acknowledgement. We strive to continue to learn the truth, support calls to action, and aim to be aware of the intricate and complicated ways that we are connected to all living beings as well as to the land. We promise to do our part to protect this land and learn the impacts on our Indigenous community members as we continue to walk the path of reconciliation.

Local Events:
12pm: Remember Me walk: https://healingofthesevengenerations.ca/2021/08/20/remember-me-walk-september-30th/

7pm: Candlelight Vigil & Sacred Fire: https://www.facebook.com/events/1020405718500400

Online Events:
All day: Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance: https://remember-me-september-30.org/

Learning opportunities:
Online Truth & Reconciliation sessions from University of Waterloo: https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/events/tag/135

Online resources & reading list from Kitchener Public Library: https://www.kpl.org/virtual-library

Local Organizations to Support:
Healing of the Seven Generations: https://www.healingofthesevengenerations.ca

Crow Shield Lodge: https://crowshieldlodge.com/