Coaching Kids Curling

National Day For Truth & Reconciliation: What Can I Do?

October 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 66
Coaching Kids Curling
National Day For Truth & Reconciliation: What Can I Do?
Show Notes

In 2021, the Government of Canada declared September 30 as "National Day For Truth And Reconciliation." According to the Govt. of Canada Web site: "The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities." In this episode, Coach Glenn explains why this day is important to him and shares some actions he is planning to take to broaden his knowledge of Indigenous issues.

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
National Day For Truth & Reconciliation Government of Canada Web site
"Canadian Indian residential school system" Wikipedia article
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015)
"Indigenous Canada" coursera online course
"Getting Involved In Diversity & Inclusivity With Brittany Tran" CKC Episode (May 16/21)

Podcasts from Downie Wenjack Web site
"Thunder Bay" series from Canadaland
"Our Native Land" by Tchadas Leo
"Coffee With My Ma" by Kaniehtiio Horn
"The Historical Natives" by Mackenzie Taylor & Josef Stafford
"Residential Schools" by Historica Canada
"The Secret Life of Canada" by Falen Johnson & Leah Simone Bowen

Aboriginal Sport Circle Web site
Goldline Curling #UnitedWeCurl Initiative
"Curling As A Kid & Beyond! With Kerry Galusha (Yellowknife, NWT)" CKC Episode (Sep 21/21)
Curling Canada Diversity & Inclusivity Resource Guide (2021)
Global Initiative For DEI In Curling Facebook Page

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Glenn Gabriel is an NCCP-certified curling coach who lives in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He has been the coordinator of the Little Rocks (U12) program at East York Curling Club in Toronto since 2011. If you have a question or feedback on the podcast, send us an e-mail at

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"

By Josh Woodward

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