Duncan, B.C.-based writer Jennifer Manuel created an online campaign asking Canadians to pledge to read the entire 380-page document. Manuel calls it The TRC Reading Challenge. When she began in April, she hoped to have just 1,000 people sign on, but over 3,000 have already done so. Read the report and then let's support the TRC's demands for change.
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On Tuesday December 15th, the Truth and Reconciliation commission issued its final report. Trudeau committed to implementing its recommendations in June 2015 when he saw the document in bullet point format. The only way this will really happen, however, is if let the government know that we want true reconciliation, and a better future.
The report cites residential school survivor Alma Mann Scott who said:
Christina Gray will set a strong precedent when she is called to the bar this week.
In a sea of black barristers' robes at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall, Gray, a proud member of the Lax Kw'alaams Tsimshian, will be wearing her woollen black and red Tsimshian button blanket and her cedar hat. On her back there will be a hand-sewn killer whale, representing her clan.
The regalia represents her Tsimshian culture, laws, ways of being and history, said Gray.
Gray will be the first in Ontario to wear First Nations regalia instead of the traditional barristers' robes when called to the bar on Tuesday.