By Crystal Fraser and Sara Komarnisky
On August 4th, there are 150 days left in 2017 – the year of Canada’s 150th birthday. There have been robust discussions this year around reconciliation and we would like to contribute to the conversation. Together, we have written 150 Acts of Reconciliation for the last 150 days of 2017. Many of these are small, everyday acts that average Canadians can undertake, but others are more provocative that encourage people to think about Indigenous-settler relationships in new ways. We encourage you to use 150Acts to share your engagement with each item on the list. To download a printable .pdf version of this list, click here.
- Learn the land acknowledgement in your region.
- Find your local reconciliation organization.
- If there isn’t one, consider joining together with others to start one.
- Attend a cultural event, such as a pow wow (yes, all folks are invited to these!).
- Purchase an item from an Indigenous artist. For instance, if you are interested in owning a dreamcatcher or a pair of moccasins, find an Indigenous artist who can craft these items for you and provide you with information about these special creations.