Learn, Reflect and Share
The Langley Centennial Museum is situated on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples, and in particular, we acknowledge our relationships with the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), Máthekwi (Matsqui) and se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) First Nations. While the Langley Centennial Museum will be closed to the public on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we would like to invite community members and guests to take time to learn from, reflect on and share the links to materials and resources we have gathered below. The first link relates to a path forward being taken by the Museum.
Museum Exhibition on ACKNOWLEDGING AND CORRECTING PAST MIS(SES)
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Information about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Native-land.ca provides educational content to correct the way people speak about colonialism and indigeneity, and to encourage territory awareness in speech and action.
The First Peoples’ Map of B.C. is a living and interactive space that represents diverse yet interwoven languages, arts, and cultural heritage.
NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations.
Reconciliation Canada is leading the way in engaging Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. This model for reconciliation engages people in open and honest conversation to understand our diverse histories and experiences.
ICT’s mission is to provide training to get everyone working effectively with Indigenous peoples in their day-to-day jobs and lives. They do this by providing a safe training environment for learners to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitude required to be effective.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES
Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples
Principles respecting the Government of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Indigenous Culture & Heritage
Canadian Museums Association Reconciliation Program
Traditional Territories and Lands Acknowledgement
Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages
Library and Archives Canada: Indigenous Heritage
Recommendations for Decolonizing B.C.'s Heritage-Related Processes and Legislation
Setting the Bar: A Guide to Achieve New Standards for Reconciliation within the Heritage Sector
Yellowhead Institute Resource Library