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.
Listening to and learning from the lived experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada is essential to advancing reconciliation. Hear firsthand from community members and leaders what reconciliation means to them.
We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to address past harms, support strong and healthy communities, and advance self-determination and prosperity.
Addressing past harms and healing
Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities searching for the truth about the legacy and ongoing impacts of
- Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
- Residential schools
- Children, youth and families
- MMIWG action plan
- Specific claims
Strong and healthy communities
Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis 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
National Indigenous History Month
In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. During this month, Canadians are encouraged to take time to recognize the rich history, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and, Métis Peoples.