Call to Action #17 - Reclaiming Names

6 years after its release, I am finally digging into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action. There are 76 days left in the year and the goal is to read and reflect on at least one call to action daily for the remainder of the year. Thank you for joining me on this journey. May our endeavour together be a catalyst for lasting progress and affect meaningful change in Canada.

The 17th call to action and the last in the Language and Culture section is:

“17. We call upon all levels of government to enable residential school Survivors and their families to reclaim names changed by the residential school system by waiving administrative costs for a period of five years for the name-change process and the revision of official identity documents, such as birth certificates, passports, driver’s licenses, health cards, status cards, and social insurance numbers.

Indigenous Watchdog Status Update: Stalled

https://indigenouswatchdog.org/call-to-action-17/

The image above, that I selected for this installment is from the following post, "EXPLORING THE FORMATION AND DESTRUCTION OF INDIGENOUS IDENTITY" https://looselipsmag.com/features/the-formation-and-destruction-of-indigenous-identity/


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- Tallis