Project of Heart, decorated canoe in the spotlight at TRC National Event in Vancouver

Photo by Vancouver Observer

Education Day at the recent TRC National Event in Vancouver was the scene as a Tsleil-Waututh racing canoe was unveiled that was made from over 9000 Project of Heart tiles decorated by students from over 250 schools in British Columbia.

Ironically, only a few days after the huge event at the Pacific National Exhibition whereby the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was promoting a new relationship based on respect and reciprocity between First Nations and Canada, the Federal Government was rejecting a United Nations appeal to launch a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada.

Supporters of the UN call for an Inquiry can sign a petition, demanding that the Federal Government walk the talk of truth and reconciliation and mandate that a National Inquiry begin.

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