Author: Kim Sandiland, RD | PCDA President and Board Chair
Posted: September 9, 2021
This year, September 30th, 2021 will be observed as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Previous to this date being recognized as Federal statutory holiday, September 30th has been recognized as Orange Shirt Day to honour Indigenous children forced to leave their family to attend residential schools.
As President of the PCDA, a nutrition professional, and a settler-Canadian I will be spending the day listening, learning, and understanding the harms that nutrition and malnutrition experiments had, and continue to have on Indigenous peoples.
The PCDA encourages all RDs and RD2B to learn more about the legacy of residential schools, and the role of dietetics in residential schools.
Below is a list of links and resources shared from the PCDA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (DEIC).
A Special thank you goes out to Abby Richter, Chair of the committee for curating the content.
Canadian Nutrition Society – Special Webinar: Out of the Darkness and into the Light (free LIVE event)
Truth and Reconciliation
Book: ’Recovering Our Ancestors Gardens’ by Devon Mihasuah
Book: ’The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems and Modern Scientific Principles’ by Nicole Redvers
Book: ‘A knock on the Door : the essential History of Residential schools from the Truth and Reconciliation commission of Canada’