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.

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MUNICIPAL

Write your local MP and ask how your community is contributing to the The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

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READ

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)

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WATCH

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

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JOIN

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)