With the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation coming up on Sunday, September 30th, we have curated some resources specifically for South Island physicians. Please share your discoveries with us!
- The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is a trove of resources, webinars, programming, and information.
- Discover the Witness Blanket, created from items reclaimed from residential schools by artist Carey Newman/Hayalthkin’geme
- Take part in a local event
- Learn about the Survivor’s Flag
- Review the 94 Calls to action, especially Calls 18 through 24, which specifically apply to health.
- Take the time to learn about the nine First Nations that are in and around the Greater Victoria area:
- Donate to a local Indigenous-led organization, such as those listed here.
- Support local Indigenous businesses, some of which can be found here.
The South Island MSA supports physicians who work at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Victoria General Hospital. These facilities are located in the traditional and unceded territories of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, and serve patients from throughout the lands of the Lekwungen-speaking people and beyond. We are grateful to be a guest on these lands.