September 30 is a nationally recognized date that encourages the settlers in Canada to personally reflect on the history of colonialism and genocide: but one day of the year isn’t enough. We acknowledge that Truth and Reconciliation is an ongoing practice that requires work, having difficult conversations, and engaging with our Indigenous neighbours who are living in our community today. We honour and reflect on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Base31 is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Anishnaabeg, Huron-Wendat and Mississauga nations, and is located next to the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka community in Tyendinaga (the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte).  We are building a relationship with each of these communities, learning from them and inviting them to engage with us in our plans for the future.

We have committed as an organization to provide regular learning opportunities in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Indigeneity in order to provide our staff with resources in their personal journey of unlearning the norms of the culture of whiteness and colonial legacies.

We recommend taking in the various events taking place in and around Prince Edward County, as well as free resources for all members of our community who wish to learn more about Indigenous history, anti-racism, and how to become a better ally: