“The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of forced assimilation and abuse left by the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In June 2015, the commission released a report based on those hearings. From that came the 94 Calls to Action: individual instructions to guide governments, communities and faith groups down the road to reconciliation.”Beyond 94 website
Beyond 94 is a website run by CBC news which tracks the 94 Calls to Action and reports on what has been done for each Call. According to this website 15 of the Calls to Action have been completed, 24 are in progress with projects underway, 35 are in progress with projects proposed and 20 have not yet been started. It is both encouraging to see the steps our governments, churches, organizations and groups of people have already taken on the path to healing and reconciliation, and a powerful reminder of the many steps we still need to take.
We encourage you to check out this website by clicking here, find hope in what has been accomplished, and a drive to continue to listen, learn and act in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters.