Huron County, Ontario – The County of Huron recognizes the importance of Truth and Reconciliation and is responding to the 94 Calls to Action. To commemorate this day, County departments are offering a variety of Indigenous resources and learning opportunities, from Indigenous sources, that the public is invited to explore and participate in.
To recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:
The Cultural Services department will be hosting National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Film Screenings at the Huron County Museum. The public are invited to register to attend this free event.
The Huron County Library will be giving away buttons, in support of the Orange Shirt Society, at all branch locations. The Library also has multiple reading lists available in the Library catalogue and residents will be able to learn more about Truth and Reconciliation Day and find additional learning opportunities on the Library and Museum’s blogs.
Members of the public are encouraged to find additional resources on Indigenous topics on the Immigrations Partnership’s resource page: https://www.huroncounty.ca/economic-development/our-services/immigration-partnership/resources
On September 30, all County meetings will begin by offering Huron County’s Land Acknowledgment. Staff not participating in meetings will be encouraged to take a moment of personal reflection on the Land Acknowledgment and also explore the County’s Indigenous learning resources.
The County’s Land Acknowledgment and Users Guide can be found on the County website: https://www.huroncounty.ca/about/land-acknowledgment
The County of Huron is committed to increasing access to Indigenous resources and training opportunities for staff. With resources and learning opportunities, collected and shared by the County’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Assistant, staff continue to increase their awareness and understanding of Indigenous history and culture, including the issues and challenges many Indigenous individuals and communities experience today.
The County of Huron encourages all Huron County residents to take advantage of the resources listed above to reflect and increase personal awareness and understanding of Indigenous topics on September 30, the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.