The OTC has developed a draft vision of reconciliation — of what success in a generation will look like — based on the input of roughly 380 Saskatchewan leaders from over 70 organizations, whom we met with in eight different gatherings held in five different communities from April 2014 to January 2016. Each of these gatherings used slightly different ways to get participants to imagine and describe a reconciled Saskatchewan.
The people involved come from many regions of the province and from all walks of life: First Nation, Métis, non-Indigenous – newcomers and oldcomers, business, government, community, and civil society. But we want more input, we want to hear from you for our discussions, further refine and build ownership over a common vision of reconciliation in Saskatchewan.
Where will you start?
Tell us what you think of this vision by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If we can build consensus on where we are going, we can each do our part to make sure we arrive there. See where other people are starting in our Facebook Gallery #ReconciliationSK. Make your own poster, take a photo and add your voice.
Reconciliation in Saskatchewan is each citizen of the province taking personal responsibility to do what they can to create an interdependent and fair society where:
- Indigenous cultures, languages, ways of knowing and governance structures are strong and sovereign, while also included in and contributing to the overall fabric of Saskatchewan life;
- We share a common understanding of Saskatchewan’s history, and our personal place within it;
- Justice for past wrongs has been achieved, and families and communities are strong and healing;
- Safe spaces exist and skills are developed for mutual learning, communication across cultures, trust building, partnerships, and shared social experiences;
- We all enjoy a high quality of life, and full participation in the economy;
- Governance at all levels, including institutions of education, health, justice, economy and social services, represent and benefit from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous leadership, values, history and ways of knowing.