ACTION: recognizing that learning is life-long, and reconciliation is ongoing, commit to continuing education and training related to intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Action #92 of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action states (in part):
“Provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.”
Our action item is a simple and easily accomplished request for your organization to commit to annual training and education. The benefits are plentiful by:
The opportunities for education and training are almost limitless and they are often free. Of course, there are many opportunities are come with a price tag (say, $15 for a webinar and a couple of hundred for a conference), so it is helpful to plan these activities in your annual budgeting process.
Here are some suggestions of activities and resources for staff, committee and boards. Many more can be found on the internet and new resources are continually being developed. Tip: if you are planning to hire someone, plan in advance as people are very busy.
Heritage BC has numerous resources available on its website:
There are numerous other resources available to you:
Please note: Heritage BC offers these resources as information only. While these sources are reputable, we do not specifically endorse the
provided opinions. We also encourage you to look within your community for more resources.