On September 30, we honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Like many of our member companies, at DigiBC we are using this day to learn about and reflect upon Canada’s tragic and painful history, and the ongoing impacts of residential schools on Indigenous communities.
We know a key part of reconciliation is education, so we were glad to see many of our members sign up to attend today’s informative online industry-focused learning event, Canadian History Through an Indigenous Lens, hosted by the First Nations Technology Council, Chastity Davis-Alphonse and Shelley Joseph. We have also compiled a list resources for learning and reflection, including IM4 Media Lab founder Loretta Todd’s film Monkey Beach which airs on September 30 on APTN.
►Monkey Beach on APTN: Day of Truth and Reconciliation
►Films by Indigenous filmmakers about: Residential Schools History, Personal Accounts, Experience – Indigenous Cinema – NFB
►Canadian Shame: A History of Residential Schools by Ginger Gosnell-Myers [TedXVancouver]
►Intergenerational Trauma: Residential Schools by Historica Canada
►Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action 
►Lessons Learned: Survivor Perspectives 
►Schedule for Truth and Reconciliation Week (General Public) - NCTR
►Indian Residential School Survivors Society (irsss.ca)