June 2, Ayni Despatcho for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
A special Ayni Despatcho for Reconciliation was held Tuesday June 2nd ,on the day the Aboriginal Truth and Reconciliation Committee released the report on Canada’s Residential Schools.
These schools operated for 100+ years and were designed by the government to forcibly remove from their families and assimilate Aboriginal children into European/Canadian culture. The last residential school in Canada closed in Regina in 1996. The reverberations from this cataclysm are very active today.
The Truth is out with the publication of the report, and now we must ask how to achieve Reconciliation. This Full Moon Despatcho's intent is for the newcomers to this Land to reach for Ayni with the original inhabitants of Turtle Island, and the Land itself.
So how can you help? The TRC has beautifully suggested several ways that individuals, communities and businesses can help effect reconciliation. Click on the link below, and
scroll down to 'Expressions of reconciliation', which will take you to the page where these suggestions can be found.
Munay and Megwitch!