Access Gallery is closed to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on 30 September 2021
For those who are Indigenous, we recognize that the celebration of your communities and cultures’ brilliance has fallen far short of what you deserve and that the efforts to repair harm done will long outpace a single day.
For those who are not Indigenous, we hope you will join us in engaging with the truth of our nation, learning histories that diverge from narratives of colonial innocence, and continuing to move toward meaningful reconciliation. Take this day to reflect, learn, follow, and amplify Indigenous voices and communities and make long-term commitments to continuing support.
Resources to get you started or to deepen your understanding of erased Indigenous histories and realities:
Website Resources and Reports:
Orange Shirt Day 2021 | Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (for information on local events, both public and online)
Orange Shirt Day
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Below the Radar
The Secret Life of Canada: The Indian Act
Sharing resources and redirecting funds has a direct impact on people and communities. If you are able, give through mutual aid initiatives, make a one time donation or set-up recurring donations to ensure the support of Indigenous communities in your area. Often, recurring donations can be set up for as little as $5. Talk with your friends and family and encourage them to contribute as well.
UNYA programming helps Indigenous youth reach their fullest potential!
Kamloops Friendship Centre
Kamloops Friendship Centre needs a new building - Can you help?
Support the legal defense of Indigenous Nations in court
Indian Residential School Survivors Society
Support survivors of Residential Schools