National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Posted By: CKC

Dear CKC Members,

We would like to take a moment to recognize this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This Day honours the lost children and Survivors of the residential Schools, their families and communities.

In 2021 Canoe Kayak Canada and working with it’s Indigenous Advisory Council developed the : Starting the Conversation: Paddling, Indigenous Peoples, and Reconciliation, resources to encourage our membership to  engage in conversations around paddling, Indigenous Peoples, and reconciliation in our sport.

Today we encourage all our members to take action by Starting the Conversation in their own communities. For those who do use the Starting Conversation resource and complete the activities, we would further encourage you to send what you have learned and the outcome of your conversations in to us at CKC so that we can post them on the CKC website to be shared for all to learn from. The conversations, and sharing this education is an initial step forward on the long path of reconciliation.

We would like to sincerely thank our Indigenous Advisory Council for their time and council.

For more information or questions: please contact Tyler Lawlor

CKC: Starting the Conversation: Paddling , Indigenous Peoples, and Reconciliation.

Document can be found here.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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