news | Thursday September 29, 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Talonbooks observes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples fighting for justice against the ongoing trauma of colonialism, including the devastation caused by residential schools. We mourn the countless lost, missing, and murdered souls. We encourage our readers, especially our settler readers, to keep educating themselves about our colonial history. This painful but necessary learning and dialogue are crucial to the work of building towards better, decolonial futures.

At Talonbooks we are committed to continuing our engagement in anti-oppression work. National days like today are important to spark reflection and change, but the day-to-day work towards a more inclusive and equitable society is paramount.

Talonbooks acknowledges the stolen Traditional and Ancestral Territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including those of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ First Nations, on which we are privileged to live, work, read, and write.

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