30 September 2021 - Day for Truth and Reconciliation

 

Many Indigenous people are grieving deeply and have been for decades. The truths are coming forward, as the children are being found. This brings closure for many and many believe this is allowing our children to finally be free.

There has been little justice taken to date, therefore it brings feelings of despair, pain, anger, and mistrust. There is no way to move forward but for the truth to be acknowledged and to honour and create a space for healing path. Healing takes time and for healing to happen there has to be safety and support. Rekindling and protecting the children’s sacred fire is part of the teaching from our Elders and the action that need to be taken to honor reconciliation, so our children can once again be protected.

From Patti Alvarado

(Unbroken Chain and Indigenous women’s group leader) 

As September 30th approaches, the day set aside to reflect on Truth and Reconciliation, it is important that we engage in learning about the true history of Canada, and to think deeply on how we can contribute to healing and change.

Angela Fletcher

Comox valley Transition Society

Comox Valley Transition Society supports women, children and families in the Comox, Cumberland Courtenay areas and beyond (including Denman and Hornby Islands) who are experiencing or fleeing abuse, overcoming trauma, working toward/through recovery, and those who are unsheltered and/or struggling through poverty. We support and empower women to make the best decisions for themselves, their children and their families.

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30 September 2021 – Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the health of our staff, volunteers, clients and visitors continue to be our priority while at the same time recognizing that the services CVTS offers are essential. We continue to take our direction from the provincial health office and WorksafeBC.

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