National Day For Truth and Reconciliation
As we mark the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour the children and survivors of the residential school system, it is a call for us as a people to reflect, learn and take action towards truth and reconciliation.
We all have a role to play in the path to truth and reconciliation and one of the ways that Lung Saskatchewan is doing that, is by taking steps to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) call to action number 22, which focuses on effecting change within the Canadian health care system to recognize Indigenous healing practices. As a result, Lung Saskatchewan began the Indigenous Care in Lung Health Webinar Series in 2022 to focus on increasing the overall awareness about the care of Indigenous peoples in relation to health, and lung health in Canada.
We are grateful for the many growing partnerships in Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 that are supporting learnings about the difference between commercial and sacred tobacco and addressing the harmful effects of tobacco and vaping on youth. Lung Saskatchewan also recently had the honour of taking part in a pipe ceremony at the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) to celebrate the partnership of our organizations as we work together on the Care and History of Indigenous Peoples project.
We will continue to reflect, learn and seek change vital to advancing truth and reconciliation in our organization and community.
*Please note that our office will be closed on September 30.