On September 28, CPA Manitoba staff visited Lower Fort Garry to take part in Truth and Reconciliation training in advance of Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.
The staff was guided through 500 years of shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada through an interactive blanket exercise. They experienced historical events such as pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization, government policies and programs, the Indian Act, residential schools, the 60’s scoop and the impact of murdered and missing Indigenous women. This exercise helped staff understand on a visual and emotional level the wrongs Indigenous people have suffered at the hands of European colonists and their descendants.
CPA Manitoba would like to thank Elder Alison Cox and Viola Plett for leading the exercise and sharing their powerful stories.
Visit CPA Manitoba’s Indigenous Understanding webpage to learn more about resources available.