The Mayor, Council, and staff at the City of Terrace acknowledge that it is an honour to live, work, and play on the Laxyuubm Tsimshian, Kitsumkalum and Kitselas, toyaxsuut nuusm.
Emphasizing the importance of the City's relationships with First Nations and emphasizing the importance of truth and reconciliation form part of the City's strategic priorities.
Reconciliation Value Statement
On Monday, September 27, 2021, Council released a Reconciliation Value Statement:
The City of Terrace values the Indigenous peoples of the area and seeks to build strong relationships founded in trust and respect. We are committed to reconciliation, founded on understandings of truths experienced through colonialism, residential schools, and systemic racism.
This statement will serve as a foundation to guide future decision-making and action related to reconciliation.
Mental health supports available
Former Residential School students can call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports available.
Indigenous peoples across Canada can also reach out to the Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.
Upcoming Events and Key Dates
June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
September 1: Orange Flag raised at City Hall
September 30: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
September 30: Orange Shirt Day
Listen, Read, Learn, and Honour
Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and National Indigenous Peoples Day are opportunities to listen, read, learn, and, most importantly, honour the missing children, families left behind, and survivors of residential schools.
There are countless ways to participate in embracing the many diverse Indigenous cultures in Canada. Here are some ideas:
This list is by no means an exhaustive collection of resources—please let us know if there is something you’d like to see included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
Explore some of the training and related programs at the City of Terrace related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.