On the eve of the 3rd National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we pause to acknowledge historical wounds and reaffirm our commitment to forging a future rooted in understanding, reconciliation, and harmony. We honor the truth while actively striving to shape a future characterized by mutual respect and justice, encompassing economic, social, and environmental dimensions, for the generations to come.

Recognizing First Nations’ Contributions

Throughout the week, the FNEE has partnered with HEC Montréal in a series of initiatives aimed at shedding light on the significant contributions of Indigenous peoples to Quebec and Canadian society.

  • Testimonials from First Nations leaders, sharing their perspectives on reconciliation, have been shared across HEC Montréal’s social media platforms.
  • An impressive selection of works by Indigenous authors has taken center stage at the COOP HEC store in the Côte-Sainte-Catherine building.
  • An Indigenous-inspired menu will grace the cafeterias of the Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Decelles, and downtown Hélène Desmarais buildings on Friday, September 29th.
  • The “Change the Bill” exhibition, promoting reconciliation through art, is currently on display at the Côte-Sainte-Catherine library, courtesy of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

Raising Awareness of Reconciliation
To foster awareness within our community, underscore our unwavering support, and reaffirm our resolute commitment to reconciliation, thousands of orange ribbons are being distributed on September 28th and 29th at the entrances of the Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Decelles, and Hélène-Desmarais buildings.
As night falls, the Côte-Sainte-Catherine and Decelles buildings will be bathed in orange light on September 30th, the symbolic color of this day, symbolizing hope. Because every child matters, and every story deserves recognition.

Resources for All
View video clips featuring leaders from First Nations:

Download Pierre Lepage’s book “Myths and Realities about Indigenous Peoples” free of charge : (click below)