Sept. 01, 2022 | CREB
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Last September Canadians took pause to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day across the country.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is intended to commemorate the painful history of the residential school system, honoring those who were lost as well as the survivors. This may present itself as a day of quiet reflection or participation in a community event.
The day also is a reminder of for Canadians to visit and learn.
Learn and discover
Located in the Tsuut'ina Nation, preserves and promotes cultural history with the intent on sharing knowledge and experiences with younger generations. The Tsuut’ina Nation Culture Museum is open to the public on weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. It is encouraged to book tours to get the best experience. Admission prices can be found on their website.
The building where Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park resides was the site of the signing of Treaty 7 and continues to hold cultural significance to this day. Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park offers a world of educational opportunities and a chance to experience Indigenous culture, from learning the Siksika Language to spending the night in Tipi Village.
Free online learning
Coursera is an online course provider that works with colleges and universities to offer educational opportunities including certificates and degrees in a variety of subjects. The University of Alberta offers “Indigenous Canada”, a course that explores Indigenous history in Canada, through the online platform. The 12-lesson open course covers topics from fur trade, land claims and legal systems and rights, to Indigenous political activism, political conflicts and alliances, and contemporary Indigenous art and expression.
CREB® acknowledges that its office is located, and that its REALTOR® members serve, on the traditional territories of the peoples of the Treaty 7 region and Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We honor and acknowledge the members of the Métis community and specifically, the Métis Nation Region 3. In the spirit of reconciliation and because we are all treaty people, we also acknowledge all Calgarians who make our homes in the traditional Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta.