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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we honour residential school survivors, their families and their communities, and we remember the children who did not make it home.  

The Ecology Action Centre stands in solidarity with Indigenous land defenders across Turtle Island, and with all those who are working to restore the cultural knowledge that was ripped away by residential schools. We are with you and we pledge our support. 

Find resources and ways to take action below.


  • Check out Beyond 94 to see the progress that Canada is making on the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 
  • Write to your MP or MLA to advocate for the full implementation of all the TRC Calls to Action and the MMIWG Calls for Justice


Choose a few resources from this list and spend some time with them: 

Things to read: 

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Things to listen To: 

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As an environmental movement, when we reflect on the horror that was Canada’s Indian Residential School System, it is important to remember the connection between stolen children and stolen land. Canada’s policy of cultural genocide was an intentional strategy to break down Indigenous nations’ governance and social structures in order to remove the barriers to exploiting the land for natural resources. This continues today, as fossil fuel projects, logging operations and mines continue to be developed on unceded territories across Turtle Island.  

This profit-driven exploitation of stolen land is the root cause of the climate and biodiversity crises we are experiencing today. Our struggles are deeply interconnected.