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Truth and Reconciliation sessions planned for Summerland

Series of three sessions will begin on Nov. 28
A series of Truth and Reconciliation Learning Circle events will be held in Summerland beginning Nov. 28. (Contributed)

A series of three Truth and Reconciliation Learning Circle events will be held at the Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library beginning Nov. 28.

The events will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and are free and open to everyone.

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On Nov. 28, participants will watch Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts. On Dec. 5, participants will read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. On Dec. 12, they will read the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Victoria Laine, organizer of the events, said the discussions are needed to inform people about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and issues related to the topic.

“There are still many Canadians who don’t know what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is,” she said.

She added that while the sessions and the calls to action cannot change Canada’s history, they can help in going forward.

Depending on the interest in the upcoming sessions, learning circle sessions may continue in 2024.

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