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YouTube Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpYcczGu1Is
After watching the YouTube video and detailed reading of the secondary sources provided, I did realize that the main purpose of the truth and reconciliation is to hold public meetings to build up the scale & impact of the past injustice done with the people involving educational crimes with children and wide level of human rights abuses and also include it under the permanent and unassailable public records. I realized that youth and children play an active role in strengthening our society, and obviously, they are part of coming generations after ten years of serving and working for their dream and aspirations. After watching the video, what I learnt from the real meaning of the term “Reconciliation” is that it is developing a respectful relationship between indigenous and settlers across the people of Canada (Andersson, 2020). Also, it is about working with/within people to overcome the serious effects and causes of colonization.
According to my viewpoint, truth and reconciliation mean providing a platform for children and kids to continue learning and creating an unbiased environment between indigenous and settlers. I noticed that “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Implications for Practice” is the day to honour many lost survivors and children of the residential schools, their communities and families. I learnt that public commemoration of the painful and tragic history and the ongoing impacts of residential schools had become the vital element of an entire reconciliation process (Bremner, 2019). I understood that the truth and reconciliation process is essential for all Canadians and other children to get the suitable stand of society in education and learning. I also learnt that the indigenous Canadian and settlers are unaware of the English, so it’s our noble duty to teach what they deserve and what they want to engage in addition to that.
I realized that truth and reconciliation are essential to see children with justice and fairness and recognize them as an integral part of our society, the coming generation after us. In the video, I noticed that students from Pierre Elliott Trudeau School had visited the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat to learn about the Indian Residential School System, which is highly essential for Indigenous Canadian students to learn. While watching an entire, I noticed some characters are played by the children and some aged people sharing their experience about the residential schooling system and what they learned from it (Madden, 2019). According to those children, reconciliation means a “Change” to drive & bring equality & diversity with everyone, especially for indigenous kids who are eagerly looking to get a better education and their right to get informed about the Canadian society with no biasness.
From the given secondary and another source, I found that the Canadian parliament had passed a bill to initiative a “National holiday” to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada. The upcoming national holiday is on 30th September 2021, and it has been called upon by indigenous people and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The legislation was passed to support the indigenous people or kids who are settlers and help them in their right to education and become an integral part of this society (Osmond-Johnson and Turner, 2020). I realized another initiative is to understand & appreciate indigenous kids who want to become part of this society and want to bring resistance to “Change” through education & learning.
After an entire video observation, I believe that everyone needs a reconciliation & truth under this society, where lots of back issues are faced by the people and may sometimes be, they are not treated well on the note of their fundamental demands. I learnt that reconciliation is the process of “Bringing extraordinary & ethical changes” in our social system, including the need for anything that is justified for an individual. In my personal life, I want reconciliation to control my behaviour, nature and increase value for the current era’s education & knowledge for one step ahead of professional development (Fellner and Villebrun, 2020). I would like to have “change” in my thinking & thought process, mindset to strengthen relationships with our social people and broaden my community opinion. There are two specific ways to demonstrate reconciliation in my personal & professional life: a) accept some unpleasant changes that have irony to transform my professional stand and b) create a stealth mindset of restoring my personal & professional relationship and harmony with my people.
With reconciliation, I can bring positive changes through accepting some unpleasant ideas that may not suit my perception but have realistic outcomes to be seen in my professional success. Also, reconciliation in my context means a process to cultivate a mindset & point of view to directly harmonize my relationship in my own professional career & domain. Lastly, I can say that reconciliation should consider as an initiative to build up a stealth relationship with our society & community.
Truth and reconciliation, in my opinion, imply providing a platform for children and children to continue learning and creating an unbiased environment between indigenous and settlers. I knew that truth and reconciliation are required if we treat children with justice and fairness and respect them as valuable members of our society in the future. I can create beneficial improvements through reconciliation by accepting some disagreeable notions that may not suit my view but have realistic effects that can be witnessed in my professional accomplishment.
Andersson, H. (2020). Towards Reconciliation?-An analysis of post-colonial structures within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Bremner, L. (2019). Creating new stories: The role of evaluation in truth and reconciliation. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 34(2).
Fellner, K. D. & Villebrun, G. D. (2020). Reconciling relations: Shifting counselling psychology to address truth and reconciliation. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 54(4), 638-660.
Madden, B. (2019). A de/colonizing theory of truth and reconciliation education. Curriculum Inquiry, 49(3), 284-312.
Osmond-Johnson, P., & Turner, P. (2020). Navigating the “ethical space” of truth and reconciliation: Non-Indigenous school principals in Saskatchewan. Curriculum Inquiry, 50(1), 54-77.