The following motions were adopted by the CPRA Board:
Motion that the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association endorses the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action. The CPRA board and staff will operate in the spirit of reconciliation by establishing and maintaining respectful relationships with indigenous people, groups, and nations, and by adopting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for future activities.
Motion that the CPRA Board commits to ongoing annual board and staff training and education to promote reconciliation within the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
This list contains reports issued or created by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This is often done at the beginning of ceremonies, lectures, or any public event. It can be a subtle way to recognize the history of colonialism and a need for change in settler colonial societies. The link below will assist you in confirming the territory upon which your event is taking place.
CPRA Statement on Residential Schools
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) acknowledges and conveys condolences to Indigenous families as they relive the trauma of the residential school system through the ongoing discoveries of unmarked burial sites.
This post includes details about colonialism and residential schools and could be upsetting. If you are a residential school survivor or intergenerational survivor and are in need of support, please call the National Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.