Read for Reconciliation Community Challenge
We are 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 any Indigenous-stickered book from our collection. Our Read for Reconciliation list is a great place to start, but we also have many more books not inlcuded on this list at our branches and the Frances Morrison Central Library Reconciliation Reading Room.
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 a $500.00 prize pack (an iPad mini and a collection of autographed books).
If you don't use social media, tell us what your commitment is using the form below.
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.
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