Read for Reconciliation

Saskatoon Public Library is challenging the citizens of Saskatoon to Read for Reconciliation. Our goal is to have 1,000 people take the challenge before March 31, 2017

How to Participate

1. Choose a book from our Read for Reconciliation list. Check out the full list here, download a copy, or pick one up at any of our locations.

Reading List

2. Tell us what you're reading using the #Read4Reconciliation on Facebook (saskatoonpubliclibrary), Twitter (@stoonlibrary) or Instagram (saskatoonpubliclibrary). Use text, photos or video. Everyone who uses the hashtag will be entered to win $500.00 prize pack (an iPad mini plus a collection of autographed books). 

If you don't use social media, use the form below to tell us what your commitment is.

Read for Reconciliation Form

3. Challenge family, friends, and colleagues to do the same.

4. Add a badge to your social media profile to show your support or change your cover image with our Twibbon campaign

Reconciliation Star Blanket Project

Complete a "To Me, Reconciliation is..." card (available for download or at any of our locations). These will be on display until April 3, 2017. After that, they will be shared on our website and many of the responses will be transferred to fabric and sewn into Star Blankets. 

What is Reconciliation?

The Office of the Treaty Commissioner has put forward a vision for Reconciliation in Saskatchewan. 

Reconciliation in Saskatchewan is each citizen of the province taking personal responsibility to do what they can to create an interdependent and fair society where:

  • Indigenous cultures, languages, ways of knowing and governance structures are strong and sovereign, while also included in and contributing to the overall fabric of Saskatchewan life;

  • We share a common understanding of Saskatchewan’s history, and our personal place within it;

  • Justice for past wrongs has been achieved, and families and communities are strong and healing;

  • Safe spaces exist and skills are developed for mutual learning, communication across cultures, trust building, partnerships, and shared social experiences;

  • We all enjoy a high quality of life, and full participation in the economy;

  • Governance at all levels, including institutions of education, health, justice, economy and social services, represent and benefit from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous leadership, values, history and ways of knowing.