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
- The Carey and Angela Price Foundation makes a $50,000 donation to Breakfast Club of Canada
- Line Change by Angela Price and Julie Petry
How you can make a difference:
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.
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.
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