Truth And Reconciliation Agreement
Commemoration79. We call on the federal government, in collaboration with survivors, Aboriginal organizations and the arts community, to develop a reconciliation framework for Canadian heritage and commemoration. This would involve, but would not be limited to: i. amending the Historic Sites and Monuments Act to include First Nations, Inuit and Métis representation on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and its secretariat.ii. Revised National Commemoration Program guidelines, criteria and practices to integrate Indigenous history, cultural heritage values and memory practices into Canada`s national heritage and History.iii. Development and implementation of a national cultural heritage plan and a strategy for commemorating boarding centres, the history and heritage of boarding schools, and Aboriginal contributions to Canadian history.80. We call on the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal people, to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday to honour survivors, their families and communities and to ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of boarding schools remains an important part of the reconciliation process.81 We call on the federal government, in collaboration with survivors and their organizations, as well as other parties to the Conciliation Agreement, to commission and install a publicly accessible and prominent national monument for boarding schools in the City of Ottawa to honour survivors and all lost children for the benefit of their families and communities.82 We call on provincial and territorial governments, in collaboration with survivors and their organizations and other parties to the Comparison Agreement, to sponsor and install a publicly accessible and prominent monument for boarding schools in each capital to honour survivors and all children lost by their families and communities.83 We call on the Canada Council for the Arts to develop as a funding priority a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process. The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the largest class action lawsuit in Canadian history, was implemented in 2007. .