On Truth and Reconciliation Day, we join together to honour survivors, their families and communities and mourn all the stolen children 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 and the 94 Calls to Action proposed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Our organization is committed to the following...
- Always attaining free, prior, and informed consent when working with Indigenous Peoples
- Our team is trained in accordance to the Call to Action number 92.iii with skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution and human rights.
- Our team will make the cultural safety and anti-racist training a yearly event.
- We are developing our internal policies and procedures and hiring practices with a decolonial and anti-racist lens.
We are committed to continually learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and develop trust between our workers and the community.
If you are interested in knowing more about this topic, please visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Iron & Earth Team