National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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94 Days of Education & Action

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 is a day to recognize the impacts of the Canadian residential school system and to honour the resilience and dignity of survivors, those who didn’t come home, and their families and communities. This day is an opportunity to build on our commitment to Indigenization and reconciliation in our community and beyond through observance, education and action.

This year, Selkirk College will be closed on Monday, October 2.

Inspired by the 94 calls to action released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the 94 in 94 Campaign led by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, we are offering opportunities for engagement, education and action in the weeks and months leading up to September 30.

Growing Our Collective Understanding

Join us for events, workshops, resources, learnings and more as we collectively seek to meaningfully move toward reconciliation.

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Orange Shirt Day

Find out where to get an orange shirt and learn about Métis student Payton Maffioli's design.

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New Salish Language Course

The Beginners n̓syilxčn̓ 1 (pronounced in-seel-h-chin) course will be offered this September on the Castlegar Campus.

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Selkirk Reads: Join a Book Club!

Read a book by an Indigenous author that relates to truth and reconciliation and join a guided discussion. 

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10 Principles of Reconciliation

Explore the 10 Principles of Reconciliation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and access resources for learning more. 

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Indigenous Gathering Space

See the Tenth Street Campus Indigenous Gathering Space take shape, bringing opportunities for cultural wellness, education and growth.



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Flag-Raising Ceremony

In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we are raising the Every Child MattersTM flag designed by Ktunaxa artist Carol Louis.

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Orange Shirt Day Beading 

Join Indigenous Cultural Assistant Ann-Marie Smith to bead your own orange shirt, enjoy a light lunch and make cultural connections. 

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Selkirk Reads! 

Join the Selkirk Reads! book champions as they share a little about their books and touch on themes brought up in the book clubs.

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Day of Awareness: Kaslo

Join us at the Kaslo Learning Centre to gather in awareness in the days leading up to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Monique Gray Smith

Author Monique Gray Smith will share her personal journey of truth and reconciliation and how that journey has transformed her and her family.



Indigenous Services
Connect with our friendly team for financial aid and sponsor advice, counselling support and shared cultural teachings and activities.