residential schools

Pope Francis waving, photo by Annett Klingner via Pixabay.

The Pope’s trip to Canada wrongly leaves out Kamloops

In late March, for the first time ever, Indigenous delegates went to Rome to share the stories of residential school survivours. After days of songs and stories, Pope Francis sat…

We expect better, UVic — especially on Orange Shirt Day

Although Orange Shirt Day is crucial to remembering and honouring, UVic as a community needs to create opportunities for truly reconciliatory relationships through this event. But that can only take…

Orange Shirt Day in Victoria: Five years later

Every September 30, the University of Victoria and the Greater Victoria community hold events and wear orange shirts as part of an ongoing process of truth and reconciliation between Indigenous…

LETTER: The most important aspect of reconciliation

Justice for the victims The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada did not include the most important aspect of reconciliation: justice for the victims. Justice is normally epitomized by a…

Orange Shirt Day opens the pathway to truth, and the truth to reconciliation

The glow of brightly-coloured t-shirts worn by hundreds of students, staff, and faculty at UVic on Friday, Sept. 28, demonstrated a dedication to listening to the truth of residential schools…

EDITORIAL: On truth and reconciliation

On June 2, the Truth and  Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released their summary report detailing six years of testimony from residential school survivors. The report comes with 94 recommendations…

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