Learn about Truth and Reconciliation
Learn about the impact of the residential school system, the experiences of former students and the 94 calls to action made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in its final report.
The Heiltsuk Nation is taking their lived experiences embarking on the path of Haíɫcístut, "to turn things around and make things right again" with Canada. The Heiltsuk are among a growing number of Indigenous Peoples across Canada who are focused on creating a pathway forward based on inherent rights and jurisdiction.
Moving forward on reconciliation
We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to address past harms, support strong and healthy communities, and advance self-determination and prosperity.
Supporting Indigenous communities searching for the truth about the legacy and ongoing impacts of
- Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
- Residential schools
- Children and family first
- MMIWG action plan
- Specific claims
Working with Indigenous Peoples to improve essential services and infrastructure, including
- Clean drinking water
- Safe housing
- Health and mental wellness
- Emergency management
- Natural resources
- Addressing climate change
Building and maintaining relationships based on respect, partnership and recognition of rights
- UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
- Treaties, agreement and negotiations
- Indigenous languages
- Economic reconciliation