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It's Canada Day, which offers a chance for us all to reflect on our history and look to the future. July 1st gives us each the opportunity to think about what the country means to us, and how we can make Canada a more just and equitable place.

Truth and reconciliation

2021 has been a tragic year. With the discovery of more than 215 children buried at the site of the Kamloops Residential School, and 751 unmarked graves at the Marieval Indian Residential School, the notion of truth and reconciliation has been top-of-mind. These devastating revelations illustrate how past trauma affects the present, and force us to confront the inequities of our shared history.

If you're curious to learn more about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people, you can check out this free online coursera program from the University of Alberta, or check out the Honouring Indigenous Peoples YouTube channel. You can also read about what is and isn't reconciliation.

Canada Day

No matter what you're doing this Canada Day, consider taking a moment of silence at 7 pm on July 1. Give a few quiet moments to contemplate what you're grateful for, and how we can pull together to improve upon the failures of the past.

In the meantime, we've put together a new version of the Canada Day Quiz to test your knowledge of Canadian culture and history. In the spirit of reconciliation, we've worked to improve the diversity of representation in the quiz.

So happy Canada Day, however you choose to celebrate, and enjoy the quiz!

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