National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today, on the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, our Boffo team is honouring and supporting Indigenous communities and committing to learning more. We’re doing this in two ways. Our team is wearing Orange Shirts, designed by local artist Raven (12 years old) and a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Northern Alberta. This special orange shirt was printed in partnership with Wachiay Studio, an Indigenous screen printing studio located on and within the traditional lands of the K’omoks First Nation on Vancouver Island and is a social enterprise operated by the Wachiay Friendship Centre in Courtenay, BC. And secondly, we’re reading 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act by Bob Joseph a member of the Gwawa’enuk Nation, and a hereditary chief of the Gayaxala clan. We’ve purchased copies for our team from local East Van Indigenous owned Iron Dog Books and are using this book as a guide to understanding this legal document, it’s history, and the repercussions on generations of Indigenous Peoples. We have a long road of learning ahead of us and we invite you to join us on your own journey as well.