It was an unusual sort of day. Not due to the date but rather because of it.
I’ve always been a proud Canadian and while I still love the country and the people the past month has opened my eyes. Things I never saw through my white privilege eyes before. So now we must do better and that is what Canada Day became for me this year. A chance to pause and reflect.
I pulled together some of the best posts I saw today on how we can take action and support the Indigenous, Metis and Inuit who called Canada home long before us.
I will be following along on social media with the 94 in 94. Days and actions. Actions that aren’t up to just my government but that individuals can take on. This will be my way of stepping up to the plate.
Tonight I put one of them into action – the space to engage in history that needs to be shared. A quiet reflective time together with 6 close friends where much discussion was shared about what actions we need to take on. What the history of our Canada really is and how we help with the truth and reconciliation.
Tomorrow I am going to sit inside when it’s 38 bazillion degrees outside and watch We Were Children.
It seems like two small steps but it’s a start in my journey towards truth and reconciliation.
I ask my Canadian readers – what actions will you take?