The goal of Reconciliation Regina is to truly embark upon a meaningful process of reconciliation, to honor, acknowledge and accept responsibility for, to own, and participate in, redressing the harm done from residential schools. This involves a process that has no definitive roadmap, rule book or process to follow on the path forward. This is, in fact, uncharted territory that individuals and organizations will embark upon in different, creative and meaningful ways.
- Reconciliation in Saskatchewan is each citizen of the province taking personal responsibility to do what they can to create an interdependent and fair society where:
- Indigenous cultures, languages, ways of knowing and governance structures are strong and sovereign; while also included in, and contributing to, the overall fabric of Saskatchewan life;
- We share a common understanding of Saskatchewan’s history, and our personal place within;
- Justice for past wrongs will be achieved, and families and communities are strong and healing;
- Safe spaces exist, and skills are developed for mutual learning, communications across cultures, trust building, partnerships and shared social experiences;
- We all enjoy a high quality of life, and full participation in the economy;
- Governance at all levels, including institutions of education, health, justice, economy and social services, represent and benefit from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous leadership, values, history and ways of knowing.
To encourage, advocate, support, promote, take action and facilitate truth and reconciliation initiatives at the local level, in collaboration with community stakeholders.
- Sustainable, living and evolving circle of community organizations and individuals advocating for reconciliation at the individual and organizational level;
- All are welcome to participate in a safe space to speak without fear, with respectful, honest and open communication, guided by the wisdom of Elders/Knowledge Keepers and survivors;
- Shared sense of leadership and a community action plan help our community to reconcile and promote healing of the past, including our history of residential schools;
- Consensus decision-making will be sought when possible; however, when not possible, majority-based solutions, decisions and positive outcomes will be adopted to guide us in promoting healing of our community, as a whole;
- Progress will be enhanced when we recognize and amplify the efforts of established leaders and community champions throughout Regina, Treaty 4 Territory and traditional Métis territory;
- Acceptance of the principles of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action;
- Recognition and implementation of the principles of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).