Government Commitments

Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Response to TRC Report

December 15, 2015

Nova Scotia is committed to continuing to work hand-in-hand with our aboriginal partners as well as our federal, provincial and territorial colleagues to answer the call to action from the commission.” There are opportunities for progress to be made in Nova Scotia. Work already started includes:

  • development of an online treaty education resource for all educators in Nova Scotia
  • integration of aspects of treaty education, including Mi’kmaw language and culture, into the newly streamlined grades primary to three curriculum with more integration to come as the streamlining process continues
  • distribution of 3OO education kits entitled 100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada to all high schools in the province
  • signing of a memorandum of understanding on treaty education

The province will review the comprehensive report and continue to work with Mi’kmaq leaders to understand local priorities.