Curl BC Statement on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
On this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we at Curl BC acknowledge that Indigenous peoples have faced broad inequities under colonial and postcolonial policies, and that many inequities still remain in British Columbia and across Canada. We pledge to work toward a world in which all individuals are accepted, valued and celebrated.
We are also aware of the impact that intergenerational trauma—caused by residential schools, land appropriations, and a denial of basic human rights—continues to have on Indigenous communities.
Furthermore, Curl BC supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which includes the right to self-determination, shared prosperity, and—recognizing the traditional and integral relationship between Indigenous peoples and our natural environment—a healthier relationship with land, air, and water.
While our office is situated on the traditional territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the reach of Curl BC is province-wide, encompassing the homelands of nearly 200 First Nations.
We understand that with this geography comes with a large responsibility, not just for understanding the history and culture of indigenous people, but for compassion, outreach, and inclusion.
Curl BC encourages our members and friends to consider a donation to the BC-based Indian Residential School Survivors Society at https://www.irsss.ca/donate