Sept 30th 2021 marks the inaugural National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. The Canmore Museum encourages everyone to spend this day learning and reflecting. Reconciliation does not happen in a single day, but this day should set the tone to continue listening, learning, recognition, collaboration and change.
To aid in individuals’ learning journeys, the Canmore Museum has put together some resources that provide indigenous perspectives on residential schools, treaties, and reconciliation. In June, the Museum hosted a learning series around the book These Mountains are Our Sacred Places: The Story of the Stoney People by Chief John Snow. We are happy to make the first video in this series public for a limited time. The Rev John Snow Jr. talks about his father’s book and discusses treaties. To watch, click here.
The Museum has also compiled lists of books written by Indigenous authors that provide insight into indigenous culture and history in Alberta.