On this day,
Iron & Earth’s team recognizes that we are settlers that inhabit unceded lands across Turtle Island, territories full of rich Indigenous history and traditions. We aim to honour and respect the past and present connection of Indigenous Peoples with this land, its waterways, and resources.
On Truth and Reconciliation Day, we join together to honour survivors, their families and communities, and to mourn all the children who were lost to the repressive residential school system. We also join our voices to those claiming for the full implementation of the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Rights, as well as the 94 Calls to Action proposed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
With this in mind, our organization is committed to always attaining free, prior, and informed consent when working with Indigenous Peoples, as well as our team being trained in accordance to the Call to Action number 92.iii with skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.
If you are interested in knowing more about this topic, please visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Iron & Earth Team