Truth and Reconciliation
Iron North acknowledges that our studio, located in Ottawa, is on the un-ceded, un-surrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation.
September 30th is a day for Canadians to learn and reflect on our nation's painful history. It is a day to listen to indigenous voices and take further steps to contribute toward reconciliation within our studio doors, homes, and communities.
We have closed classes to encourage our guests to use their time for reconciliation. On September 30th, please pause and reflect on what we can do individually and collectively as people on treaty land. We ask our community to listen and learn throughout the day, and to continue this work toward reconciliation this Friday and throughout the year.
We encourage our community to take action to contribute toward the rights, health, safety, land access and equity of indigenous populations.
We've put together a list a non-exhaustive list of ways in which you can contribute toward reconciliation.
Donate to an indigenous organization
Buy or hire a local maker or indigenous business
Purchase from Orange Shirt Day
Support indigenous families in need
Write your local MP and ask how your community is contributing to the The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action
The 94 Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action
The Principles of Reconciliation
The City of Ottawa's Reconciliation Action Plan
Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club
Indigenous Stories on CBC (kids)
Residential Schools Reading List (kids, k - gr. 12)
Subscribe to CBC Gem for documentaries such as Bimibatoo-Win: Where I Ran, Trick or Treaty, Indendi, Keep my Daughter Going, and many more.
Dancing the Land Video Series
The Secret Life of Canada Podcast
Reclaimed on CBC Music
Indigenous Cities: The Stories Here
Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance
Màmawi Together Survivors’ Gathering
The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day at Beechwood Cemetery
Indigenous Words Colouring (kids)