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Our Comittment to TRC Calls to Action

June 15, 2021

We work closely with First Nations and Métis organizations to offer treaty education and teaching from an Indigenous perspective in modern classroom settings.

Our goal is to improve student retention and learning outcomes in collaboration with families and community.

Working with our partners and elders, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools has developed a framework to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.

As we seek reconciliation, we are guided by four teachings (translations in parentheses are Cree and Michif respectively):

Self: (nakatêyimisowin/mitātisōwin)

Are we willing to reconcile with ourselves?  If we deny our own truths, it will impede our ability to reconcile with others. We must recognize and forgive ourselves for our shortcomings.  

Neighbour: (niwîtaskêmakan/wītapimāķan)

Are we in right relation with our relatives? They are our circle of influence, the past and the future. 

Earth/Land: (okâwîmaw askîy/askî)

Have we reconciled ourselves with mother earth? Are we taking more than we have been given, and are we giving back?

Creator: (mâmawiyôtawîmaw/Jîzos)

Once we have reconciled with these questions, we will better see the truth, and ultimately reconcile with the Creator. We will See truth, Walk truth, and Pray truth.

Learn more about our commitment to the TRC's Calls to Action.

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