Week 6 - Truth and Reconciliation Challenge: Be a good ally

Education and awareness are crucial parts of the reconciliation process, and over the last five weeks, you have been actively learning. Now, we want you to be empowered with that knowledge to be a good ally.  

A good ally is someone who isn’t afraid to speak up or act when something isn’t right. They don’t wait for someone else to speak up, but rather, they use their privilege to speak out and fight for what’s right. A good ally also uses their privilege to create space for Indigenous Peoples to speak their truths.  

Your challenge this week: Be a good ally 

Unfortunately, our planned workshop on Allyship with Indigenous Peoples with Jes Croucher of Pawâmiw Creative was cancelled. We still encourage you to join the conversation on our Participate page. Watch for information on our social media accounts and our web page for Week Seven of the Truth and Reconciliation Challenge for an opportunity to join us for a community gathering and walk on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Friday, Sept. 30, starting at the front steps of the Jubilee building on Franklin Avenue at 9:30 a.m.

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Every Child Matters - a song

Recently Mayor Sandy Bowman was joined by Fort McKay First Nation artist Kaydence Gladue, who wrote a song in honour of those impacted by residential schools.

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