On September 30, 2022, Canada marks the second annual Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a time to remember the history and legacy of Indian residential schools and to honour the survivors, their families, and communities.
Through a campus-wide Day of Learning, TWU joins Canadians across the country in reflecting upon our shared history, the treatment of Indigenous peoples, and the intergenerational impact of residential schools.
The day begins with Stó:lō ceremony and a special address from Adeline Brown, a Haida elder and survivor of Indian residential schools. Adeline and her husband Rev. Bruce Brown have pastored at Vancouver Native Pentecostal Church for over 30 years.
Workshops and activities throughout the day include gatherings led or supported by Indigenous elders and leaders, providing opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to listen, learn and reflect together.
Please visit the event page below for the full program.
About Indigenous Initiatives at Trinity Western University
At TWU, we seek to hear, understand and acknowledge our shared history with Indigenous peoples and the impact that it continues to have throughout the generations. As a global Christian university, TWU continues to foster greater knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures, worldview, and history among students, staff, and faculty. We do this by providing educational opportunities, engaging in community partnerships, and through caring for and supporting Indigenous students.
Learn more at TWU's Indigenous Initiatives.
About Trinity Western University
Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is Canada’s premier global Christian liberal arts university. We are dedicated to equipping students to discover meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. Drawing upon the riches of the Christian tradition, seeking to unite faith and reason through teaching and scholarship, Trinity Western University is a degree-granting research institution offering liberal arts and sciences as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. It has four locations in Canada: Langley, Richmond-Lansdowne, Richmond-Minoru, and Ottawa. Learn more at www.twu.ca or follow us on Twitter @TrinityWestern, on Facebook and LinkedIn.