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How WATSON is Spending the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2022
Posted in: WATSON Views
September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to commemorate the legacy of the residential school system and honour the children who suffered within it.
At WATSON, we have chosen to let our employees recognize this day in their own way. On September 30, our staff are invited to use the day to deepen their understanding and learning on matters related to reconciliation or Indigenous culture.
Here are just some of the ways we’re planning to spend the day:
- Wearing orange
- Reading 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
- Exploring Science World’s Sacred Journey exhibit
- Listening to Stolen: Surviving St. Michaels – a podcast that brings a difficult history to life.
- Visiting the Audain Art Museum’s incredible collection of Northwest Coast First Nations masks
- Viewing the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund panel discussion: Indigenous Perspectives on the Pope’s Apology
- Watching Mary Teegee’s For Love on Netflix
- Visiting the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC
- Learning about traditional Indigenous foods
- Attending the Indigenous Legacy Gathering in Nathan Phillips Square
Our intention is a day where the WATSON team feels supported in its continued learning about reconciliation, equity, and inclusion; where we continue to strengthen and learn together as a firm; and where we invest in ourselves to have impact for our clients and for society.