Charitable status is colonial: This organization is encouraging Canadians to give to Indigenous-led organizations without expecting a tax receipt
Canada’s very first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation was held on Sept. 30 this year. The statutory holiday is not only a reminder of Canada’s past and ongoing atrocities against First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, but also one to act against the same. This raises the question: “How can settlers participate in meaningful philanthropy that advances reconciliation?”
Settlers, here are the questions leaders in reconciliation and decolonization want you to spend National Day for Truth and Reconciliation asking yourself
A majority of social purpose organizations are settler-led but work with and serve Indigenous people and communities every day. It’s imperative that these organizations meaningfully engage in decolonizing and embedding reconciliation principles into their work, to work with Indigenous communities in more informed and respectful ways.