Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. The harms inflicted on Indigenous communities continue to be felt, and we all have a responsibility to acknowledge and act year-round to support meaningful reconciliation.
Indigenous presence at Douglas College is growing in terms of education, culture, architecture and more. We’re working towards reconciliation in tangible and meaningful ways, in step with the Indigenous communities at and around Douglas.
Don't forget – as Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approach, you can register for one of the upcoming screenings of “The Secret Path.” This animated film tells the true story of Chanie Wenjack, a boy from the Marten Falls First Nation who died after escaping a residential school while trying to find a way back to his family.
“There are about 3,500 registered veterinary hospitals across Canada. In a year's time, if all those hospitals were to implement the weight-based methodology, we could save about 2.7 million plastic needles and syringes per year.”
Douglas College will be closed Friday, Sept. 30, for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
“Art was always something I loved but imagined I would do in my spare time, so I am proud to now have two careers in academics and art,” says Michelle Sound.