Today marks the second annual National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day where we individually and collectively acknowledge past and ongoing harms. It is also a day where we contemplate how to create a more just future for Indigenous peoples in Canada.
As a new organization, CPATA is just starting to understand how it can contribute to reconciliation. This includes having regulatory systems free from bias, advancing cultural competence and promoting the need to understand Indigenous property concepts, traditional knowledge and cultural practices.
We believe that listening to Indigenous and expert voices provides the most informed way forward. We invite anyone to share their perspective and insights with us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.