To reiterate my intention and reasoning about this and some future posts:
In the interests of promoting awareness, understanding and, hopefully, reconciliation among peoples, I have been posting the Calls to Action put forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015. I began these small acts last week and commit to posting at least five Calls to Action each week until I have posted all 94.
It is my hope that by doing so, I am providing another forum in which people can learn and think and feel and discuss. Ask questions. What can I do to bring action to my ideas and feelings about the history of indigenous and non-indigenous people? How can I do more than just feel badly about the past, so that I can help improve the present and future? What do I need to know? How do I learn to listen? What do I do? What don't I do? ...and so on.
So, here is Call to Action #9: