Observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30


Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

The National Screen Institute will be closed on September 30 to observe and honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Each staff member will use this time to educate themselves, listen to the Indigenous community and honour those impacted by residential schools.

We recognize our responsibility as a settler organization on Treaty One territory to take steps towards understanding and healing in the work we do and the stories we tell.

Today and every day, we will work to serve Indigenous creators and raise awareness about the importance of reconciliation.

On September 30, please take time to reflect and learn more about how we can all work towards healing.


Indian Residential School Survivor Society


National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021

Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada: Calls to Action

Orange Shirt Day

Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, CBC: This immersive website tracks the outcomes of the TRC’s Calls to Action.

First Contact, APTN: This TV series takes six Canadians, all with stereotypical opinions about Indigenous people, on a unique 28-day exploration of Indigenous Canada.

Indigenous Canada course with the University of Alberta: This free course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.

Additional resources can be found at Reconciliation Canada and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.


Our Tomorrows, Today: Wahbung 1971: The history of Wahbung, Our Tomorrows, and how it was a catalyst for First Nations peoples’ right to self-determination.

A Historic Survival: The story of local Red Deer community kokums Bertha Poor and Rosina Winnie as they remember their survival of residential school in northern Saskatchewan.

Makwa Mee Nuun: Three generations of Anishinaabe medicine women commune with plants that live in the Riding Mountain National Park area.

Savage: A residential school musical.

I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind: How First Nations people today are changing old ideas and empowering themselves in the greater community.

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