February 26, 2024

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Cariboo-Chilcotin Politics: Orange Shirt Day 2022

Cariboo-Chilcotin Politics: Orange Shirt Day 2022

First of all, I generate to you from the regular unceded territory of the Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) peoples together with that of the Williams Lake Initial Nation 

Right now is #OrangeShirtDay2022 and also recognised as the Nationwide Working day of Reality and Reconciliation. A working day wherever we remember all household college survivors, those who are with us currently and all those that did not make it. 

Permit us hope that we master from historical past and in no way repeat the lessons that came from the creation of residential colleges like respect for indigenous cultures, that #EveryChildMatters and for inclusion. 

There will be occasions across the Cariboo-Chilcotin Area.  In Williams Lake – there will be a flag raising ceremony at Williams Lake City Hall at 8am then an all working day party at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds, hosted by the Williams Lake To start with Country – click on listed here. I personally will be attending the Flag Boosting ceremony at WL Metropolis Hall as nicely as the situations at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds
Meanwhile in Quesnel on the standard territory on the Lhtako Dene Country — Quesnel Councillor and SD28 Board Chair Tony Goulet goes over what will be occurring today in Quesnel – click listed here

Eventually — if you are in a position, make sure you go to an “Orange Shirt Working day” function in your neighborhood neighborhood.  A lot of of the residential university survivors continue to with us will need guidance from the non-Indigenous neighborhood.  Like a lot of, I am even now mastering about the unspeakable occasions that took position at household educational institutions and how Indigenous peoples were being handled amongst the time period of the 1870’s until the very last household school shut in 1996 and how we can and must do far better with our Indigenous brothers’ and sisters…. and I will do what I can to create superior interactions with the Indigenous peoples in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Area, across BC and indeed throughout Canada but understand this will acquire a lot of time to entire and missteps will be taken in the journey but a person that is indeed required…. 

~SF