Government Commitments

Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Response to TRC Report

December 15, 2015

Some of the Government of Saskatchewan’s strategies that are already well underway include:

  • Child Welfare Transformation Strategy
    • Work differently with First Nations and Métis people
    • Increase prevention and support for families; and
    • Renew the child welfare system for launch in 2017
  • Saskatchewan Disability Strategy
    • Ensure First Nation, Métis and Inuit people experiencing disability are well-supported regardless of their home communities
  • Joint Task Force on Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for First Nations and Métis People

The Plan for Growth also focuses on securing a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people. Work flowing out of the plan includes:

  • improving K-12 and post-secondary education results for First Nations and Métis people;
  • supporting the healthy growth and development of children;
  • supporting strong families and communities where children can grow and thrive;
  • transforming child welfare;
  • developing restorative and culturally-responsive justice approaches; and
  • enhancing community safety planning.

34 C2A directed at provincial governments.

The Ministry of Advanced Education has purchased a two-year license to deliver the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation, an online multi-media course which will be made available to all Ministry employees. The 4 Seasons of Reconciliation was produced by Cazabon Productions under the guidance of the First Nations University of Canada’s Indigenous Advisory Circle and features Indigenous contributors throughout the education units. Subject areas include:

  • Indigenous perspectives on colonialism,
  • pre-contact history, Treaties,
  • residential schools,
  • the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
  • Indigenous relations,
  • reconciliation, and
  • restitution.

The online course includes PowerPoint presentations, videos, films, quizzes and a completion certificate. Advanced Education’s sector partners, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina, are also providing this resource to their staff and students.