Called to Action - a show for National Indigenous People's Day

On Blue Sky we're marking National Indigenous People's day. We're talking about reconciliation and how to answer the Truth and Reconciliation commission's calls to action. Several guests joined the show today including Tarrant Cross Child, founder of Prairie Run Crew, Judy Pelly, a knowledge keeper from Cote First Nation, and Heather Morrison, from CBC who has created the Called to Action series investigating how people are participating in the calls to Action as recommended by the TRC
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Regina Open Door Society building connections between newcomers and Indigenous people

Newcomers at Regina Open Door Society are learning about Indigenous culture, history and traditions.
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Demand for Indigenous potash workers leads to tailor-made training program at Cowessess

A new potash training program at the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan is designed to make students job-ready through automation skills training.
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A theatre program changed her life. Now she is in charge

The Circle of Voice theatre program connected Jennifer Dawn Bishop to community and culture as a teen. Now she creates the same opportunity for other young people.
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Prairie Run Crew answering TRC call to reduce barriers to sports participation

The Saskatoon-based Prairie Run Crew Outreach Program says it brings a message of hope and restoration through living an active lifestyle as it conducts running clinics for youth.
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New professional development course aims to build bridges between Indigenous, non-Indigenous people

An Indigenous educator hopes a new professional development course will fuel engagement and critical dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
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Building bridges to bring reconciliation

Two Saskatchewan clergy are doing their part in opening discussion between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities
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Justice system needs more trauma-informed training, says Métis lawyer

When Métis lawyer Myrna McCallum started working as a lawyer and adjudicator she wasn't prepared for what she describes as a tsunami of trauma.
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Nehiyaw/Cree woman shares traditional teachings to inspire path forward to fight climate change

A Saskatchewan woman says stewardship of land is a key piece of reconciliation and fighting climate change.
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As Saskatoon explores UNDRIP implementation, Indigenous voices want more from federal and provincial leaders

While Saskatoon is on its route to potential UNDRIP implementation, Wendy Lynn Lerat, who teaches Indigenous studies at First Nations University of Canada, says the provincial and federal governments need to do more on reconciliation.
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How one Métis woman is trying to bolster relations between Indigenous communities and the Saskatoon police

Angela Daigneault, the Saskatoon Police Service’s Indigenous relations consultant, says rebuilding trust between Indigenous peoples and the police service hinges on officers being more sensitive to culture, colonization and trauma.
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Canadian Medical Association's first Indigenous president preparing to make change

The first Indigenous president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association is hoping to change the culture of medicine in Canada.
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Sask. people keeping Indigenous language alive through music, technology and education

Over the coming months, Called to Action: Stories of Reconciliation will explore themes ranging from language to sports, putting the spotlight on local efforts and the people leading them.

Education is a key component to advancing reconciliation

As a lifelong educator, I believe the first step to reconciliation is helping individual citizens come to grips with Canada’s true history.