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Amarjeet Sohi and his wife, Sarbjeet in red cowboy hats on a sunny Canada Day.

My Reflections on July 1st

As an immigrant committed to reconciliation, here are my thoughts on Canada Day.

Sohi and his daughter Seerat in 80’s winter coats outside.
My daughter Seerat and I in a cold Canadian winter.

Not everyone has these triumphant stories or experiences. Many fellow Edmontonians are struggling to make ends meet, struggling to find affordable housing, coping with mental health issues, addictions, and intergenerational trauma caused by colonialism and residential schools.

Chief Morin wears an eagle feather headdress and Sohi wears a red and black ribbon shirt as they unfold a ceremonial blanket.
Part of our reconciliation efforts includes celebrating our relationships with Indigenous peoples. This photo is at the 5-year anniversary of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Enoch Cree Nation and the City of Edmonton with Chief Morin.

> For more resources for residential school survivors: irsss.ca
> For kids educational resources: EPL Indigenous Picture Books list
> For info on Canada Day 2022 see edmonton.ca/canadaday

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