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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Together we were able to donate $1000.00 to the Carey and Angela Price foundation from the sales of select Carey Price signed memorabilia on Fri. Sept 30, 2022. 

Last June the Federal Government announced that September 30th would be designated as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This is a day meant to honour the Survivors of the Canadian residential school system and the children who never returned home, as well as their families and communities.

You may be familiar with this dark corner of Canadian history but for those who are not, the Canadian residential school system was established in 1894 and required mandatory attendance by Indigenous children up to as late as the 1947. However, in order to enforce attendance, Indigenous children were commonly kidnapped from their homes and never returned to their families. The intention of the residential school system was to isolate and assimilate Indigenous youth into the desired religious and social culture of the Canadian Government at the time. However, they did so by forcefully stripping Indigenous children of their culture, individuality, and heritage. It is worth stating that both the Canadian Government and the RCMP were not only aware of and complicit in these actions but were directly involved in their perpetuation. Following 1947, some residential schools continued to receive funding from the Federal Government up to as late as 1997.

Considering the on-going discovery of hidden mass graves across Canada in which the mistreated and tortured attendees of these residential schools were buried (often without ever informing the families), we acknowledge that this is an inexcusable part of our cultural identity which cannot, nor should not, be erased. Instead, we should seek to educate ourselves and try to understand the struggles of the Indigenous peoples who have been affected by these atrocities and the troublesome processes of colonization in general. We think it is essential to acknowledge the importance and treat it with the same weight and attention we give to events such as Remembrance Day.

This is why we are committed to donating ALL the profits made from online sales of select Carey Price signed memorabilia (shown below) on Fri. Sept 30 to the Carey and Angela Price Foundation, as well as, acknowledge the land on which we operate. 


Carey and Angela Price Foundation

Being from the Ulkaltcho reserve in Anahim Lake himself, Carey Price grew up in a First Nations community where one in two children were at risk of going to school hungry. With his grandmother being a residential school survivor, Carey deeply feels and knows the history and the truth behind the horrific mistreatment of Indigenous children and that is why he and his wife are dedicated to creating opportunities for Indigenous youth and providing hands-on support for First Nations communities across Canada. Just last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Carey and Angela Price generously donated $50,000 from their Foundation to the Breakfast Club of Canada’s emergency fund to help food-insecure children across the country have access to healthy nutrition. The pair continue to work closely with Breakfast Club of Canada to provide opportunities and resources for Indigenous youth. Notably, the Price family has been involved with the Breakfast Club of Canada for over six years now through a variety of initiatives (such as Shooting for the Stars) and are official ambassadors of the club. Below you can find some additional resources related to the charitable work done by Carey and Angela Price.

How you can make a difference:

Complete a FW purchase on Fri. September 30
When you purchase select Carey Price signed memorabilia from our website on Fri. Sept 30, all proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Carey and Angela Price Foundation.
Continue to educate yourself and listen to the stories of survivors while providing a safe space.
A simple, yet essential step in supporting Indigenous communities is by listening. While survivors of the residential school system may find it difficult to speak about their traumatic experience, if they do choose to share those stories with you, it’s important to listen with empathy and validate their feelings. Indigenous people carry many painful memories and as an ally, your role is to offer support, respect, and most importantly listen.
    Wear orange
    Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.

      Land Acknowledgement Statement

      Frameworth Sports acknowledge that North York is the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, Haudenosaunee, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. In addition, we also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by treaty 13. This territory is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas, and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, settlers, and all newcomers, have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

      Frameworth Sports recognizes that truth and reconciliation is a continuous process and while this land acknowledgement is a crucial step, our organization has much more work to do. By adhering to our values and leading with authenticity, we are committed to building positive relationships with Indigenous peoples, the wider community, and the environment. We will continue to educate and be educated, and we will strive for balance in all our relationships. It is our hope that we foster a more inclusive, engaged, and sustainable North York community for generations to come. We are truly grateful to be able to work and create on this land.
      If you’re interested in further readings on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, please consult the resources below.
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