In 2021, September 30th was designated as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
To promote awareness and reconciliation, the Ladysmith & District Historical Society posted information daily throughout the week about BC First Nations and on some aspects of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, providing as much local relevance as possible.
Today, there are approximately 200,000 Indigenous people in British Columbia. They include First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
There are 34 Indigenous languages in BC, divided into 7 language families.
There were 18 Residential Schools in British Columbia, 4 on Vancouver Island.
Indigenous communities and activist groups have long been advocating for action against the disappearance and murder of an alarming number indigenous women and girls in Canada.
Created by Stz’uminus First Nations carver Luke Marston, this Bent Wood Box was commissioned in 2009 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada was officially established on June 1 2008 with the purpose of documenting the history and lasting impacts of the Canadian Indian residential school system on Indigenous students and their families.