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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sask Sport is committed to recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation through education, knowledge and sharing.

Sask Sport and the amateur sport community can come together in the spirit of reconciliation to continue to provide program support and training that work to advance Indigenous athletes, coaches and volunteers. Sask Sport will continue to commit to partnerships with Indigenous community groups to further advance understanding and shared experiences. The Indigenous Sport Leadership Council is just one example of this. Learn more about how the Indigenous Sport Leadership Council works with Sask Sport.

Contributions and efforts of reconciliation will only help to enrich Saskatchewan communities.

For the past several years, Sask Sport has recognized Orange Shirt Day on September 30th as a way to honour residential school survivors and their families and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. This year, Sask Sport staff was again invited to wear an orange shirt to work on the 30th. To learn more about the history and meaning of the day visit, orangeshirtday.org.

A review of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action 87-91,which are those calls that pertain to sport, are encouraged by the sport community. The TRC was tasked with compiling and sharing the truth and history of Canada’s Residential Schools. The commission collected first-hand stories from the Indigenous survivors of these schools and in their final report paved a way forward through reconciliation. The Sport Calls to Action, as well as many others, are a priority for Sask Sport to start conversation and participation in acts of reconciliation   Read the TRC Calls to Action.

Lastly, take time today to explore Sask Sport’s Indigenous Sport Timeline to see reconciliation through sport in action in the province.