Reconciliation – Atso tsi ka kimaan

The concept of reconciliation must be at the heart of all dialogues and planning, and the voices of Indigenous peoples must be heard, respected and honored. The Year of Reconciliation—March 27, 2014 to March 27, 2015—proclaimed by his worship, Mayor Naheed Nenshi marked one of the foundations of the Aboriginal Strategy. Calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will shed further insight onto the unique barriers facing Indigenous Canadians affected by the cycle of poverty. The barriers urban Indigenous peoples face today such as racism, unemployment, lack of education, low skills, and other continually contribute to the detrimental state of Being for urban and on-reserve First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Status and non-status Indians.