As a Nisga’a and Kwakwaka’wakw woman, learning about the history of colonialization and impacts that government decisions have had on First Nations people has greatly impacted my life.

Becoming aware of the injustices that have been orchestrated by the Canadian government has changed how I viewed the world. It has fueled my commitment to find solutions and work towards the betterment of our communities.

For me, reconciliation is about ending the cycle of violence within and toward our communities. It is about identifying hope, strengthening our culture and working towards our aspirations. Being aware of our shared history has inspired me to be an activist, to find solutions and take action on creating a better way forward.

You can take action with me today.

 
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Reconciliation is one of many movements that seek to change the way Canadians see Indigenous peoples. I am really encouraged to see how much the message of reconciliation has resonated with the City of Vancouver staff and Mayor and Council.

For me, it is inspiring to see how much impact this movement of reconciliation is having on all peoples.

Reconciliation Canada has given us a chance to reflect on what this country can become, showing us a path that is more inclusive and respectful.

I believe that together we can create a new Canada where all Canadians celebrate and accept Indigenous cultures as an integral part of who we are as a nation and a country.

Join me in a making a gift to support this vision.

 

YES, I want to make a gift to support reconciliation in Canada

 

Thank you,

Ginger Gosnell-Myers
Aboriginal Relations Manager at the City of Vancouver

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Ginger’s story is the last in a series of four impact stories that Reconciliation Canada is sharing with you this holiday season. By making a gift, you invest in Reconciliation Canada’s charitable programs and organizational capacity to engage increasing numbers of Indigenous peoples and all Canadians in reconciliation. These impact stories coincide with the annual Giving Tuesday movement on November 29, 2016, which encourages giving and volunteering during the holiday season.

Did you miss Troy’s impact story? You can read about his experience with reconciliation here.