Truth and Reconciliation Commission

In this old photo from the Archives Deschâtelets-NDC, Fonds Deschâtelets, children gather in front of the old Christie Residential School on Meares Island off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino. The date the photo was taken is unknown.

Ahousaht First Nation begins research project on two former Indian Residential Schools

“The centre of this whole project is the children”

 

Everyone is welcome for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation observance Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Sno���uyutth Welcome Pole, in front of Oak Bay High at 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Businesses, schools and cities observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sept. 30 set aside to mark the history of and intergenerational trauma caused by residential schools

 

Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tk’emlups Nation extends invitation to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Nation encouraging participants to teach the honour song in schools, workplaces and at home

 

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. public schools, government offices to close for Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Province invites residents to ‘have important conversations’ about residential schools Sept. 30

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)
Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The federal government is announcing that Indigenous people can now apply to reclaim their names on passports and other government documents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Indigenous people can now reclaim traditional names on their passports and other ID

Announcement applies to all individuals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis background

Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The federal government is announcing that Indigenous people can now apply to reclaim their names on passports and other government documents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The vigil and walk will take place at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum on Fraser Highway. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley vigil to honour victims of residential schools

Elders and school survivors are expected to speak at the Friday, June 11 event

The vigil and walk will take place at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum on Fraser Highway. (Langley Advance Times files)
Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill Thursday June 3, 2021 in Ottawa. A bill creating a statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada has been passed unanimously by the Senate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Senate unanimously passes bill creating national day for truth and reconciliation

Sept. 30 of this year to become Canada’s first national day for truth and reconciliation

Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill Thursday June 3, 2021 in Ottawa. A bill creating a statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada has been passed unanimously by the Senate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Metal maple leafs in the foreground are on the cenotaph in Douglas Park. Langley City has announced a memorial at the park to the 215 dead children whose bodies were buried on a Kamloops residential school site. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley park site of memorial to 215 children buried at Kamloops residential school

Langley City and Township have lowered their flags in honour of the Indigenous children

Metal maple leafs in the foreground are on the cenotaph in Douglas Park. Langley City has announced a memorial at the park to the 215 dead children whose bodies were buried on a Kamloops residential school site. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO

‘Racist’ MP’s name removed from Port Alberni school

School District 70 board votes to retain the name Ucluelet Secondary School

A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO
At the 2017 Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation, elder Josette Dandurand spoke to the crowd before everyone started the journey. (Langley Advance files)

Reconciliation walk starts in Fort Langley and ends in Mission

The walk is divided up over three days and centres on people making personal connections.

At the 2017 Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation, elder Josette Dandurand spoke to the crowd before everyone started the journey. (Langley Advance files)
Ahead of its April 13 cross-Canada theatrical release, Indian Horse, which won Vancouver International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award and the Calgary International Film Festival‘s award for Audience Favourite, has launched a Reconcili-ACTION campaign to get Canadians actively involved in reconciliation.

Reconcili-ACTION gives Canadians next steps for reconciliation

Community leaders from around Canada are issuing weekly challenges as part of the #Next150 campaign

Ahead of its April 13 cross-Canada theatrical release, Indian Horse, which won Vancouver International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award and the Calgary International Film Festival‘s award for Audience Favourite, has launched a Reconcili-ACTION campaign to get Canadians actively involved in reconciliation.

Faith and community groups host reconciliation discussion Saturday

The public is invited to a free gathering to discuss the residential school legacy and healing.

  • Jun 8, 2017
Langley letter: Yelling at municipal staff no way to discuss issue

Letter: Get to know the neighbours

Native and non-native people live next door to each other in New Zealand.

  • Jun 8, 2017
Langley letter: Yelling at municipal staff no way to discuss issue
VIDEO: Large group walking from Langley to Mission to foster reconciliation

VIDEO: Large group walking from Langley to Mission to foster reconciliation

The Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation lasts Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.

VIDEO: Large group walking from Langley to Mission to foster reconciliation
Last year’s walk attracted about 70 participants. The public can walk in one, two or three legs of the walk that takes place June 2, 3 and 4 this year.
Last year’s walk attracted about 70 participants. The public can walk in one, two or three legs of the walk that takes place June 2, 3 and 4 this year.