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Town responds to Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action

Posted on Friday June 17, 2022
Installation of Seven Feathers
Installation of Seven Feathers at Town Dock Bandshell June 17, 2022

At its June 7th Meeting, Council adopted a report (see attached) in response to the 2015 Truth & Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) 94 Calls to Action. 

From the TRC Report, Council identified 5 actionable calls including: waiving administrative costs for a period of five years for name change process; repudiating concepts used to justify European sovereignty; provision of education to public servants on the history of Indigenous peoples; establishment of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; and provision of public education that tells the national story of Indigenous athletes in history.

The call that prompted the most opportunity for response was education on the history of Indigenous peoples. One such response is the installation of Seven Feathers at the Town Dock parking lot in front of the bandshell. The seven grandfather teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, humility, truth and wisdom, represented by the feathers, were incorporated in the TRC's work and found home in its logo and design work. The installation is scheduled for completion prior to June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day.