At Mission Services (MSH), our efforts towards Truth and Reconciliation are still only baby steps forward but we recognize our responsibility to advance Truth and Reconciliation within our organization. The Land Acknowledgment reminds us that the land we live and work on was stolen from the Indigenous people of Canada who were here long before us and that our Christian forefathers were the perpetrators of these crimes.
In 2021, MSH began with a commitment to territory acknowledgment and in 2022, launched a Mission wide Book Club based on the book “21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act”. We sought out Indigenous leaders from Six Nations, who have guided us through the book and who shared their own personal struggles, insights, and future hopes. These teachers taught us the systemic impact of colonialism and how it shaped the lives of the Indigenous peoples of Six Nations - and what we have all lost because of it.
Most recently, our Truth and Reconciliation Committee developed the Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan below which will be used as our guide to next steps for learning and awareness.