Upon its conclusion, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada published a report of 94 calls to action to achieve true reconciliation among the citizens of the land called Canada. During this Thanksgiving weekend, we see fit to draw attention to these calls to action as a way to be in right relationship with the complicated nature of this holiday. Thanksgiving has traditionally been celebrated in remembrance of the first encounter between the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island/North America and the white settlers arriving from Europe by ship. But our evolving awareness of the reality of colonization demands that we question everything we thought we knew about Thanksgiving, and whether it is an event to be celebrated at all, and if so, in what way? Please read the 94 calls to action here if you are moved to declare yourself an ally to this project of awareness and healing, of truth and reconciliation.
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