Saturday, 11 November 2017

Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 79

Commemoration – [It's interesting that this Call to Action about remembering and honouring came up on November 11.]

We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Survivors, Aboriginal organizations, and the arts community, to develop a reconciliation framework for Canadian heritage and commemoration. This would include, but not be limited to:

i. Amending the Historic Sites and Monuments Act to include First Nations, Inuit, and M├ętis representation on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and its Secretariat.

ii. Revising the policies, criteria, and practices of the National Program of Historical Commemoration  to integrate Indigenous history, heritage values, and memory practices into Canada’s national heritage and history.

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