1000 Ravens for Reconciliation ¶
By: AngelaKettles on Dec. 8, 2020, 8:41 p.m.
The First Nations Centre at the University of Northern British Columbia, have asked people to make an origami Raven, as a symbol for the Truth and Reconcilation Act. The Raven symbolizes "bringing light to a world of darkness". The goal is to have 1000 paper Ravens, as the old Japanese legend states that anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes will be granted a wish. Their intent is to show how origami is not a simple task, and neither is reconciliation. This is to bring awareness to the Truth and Reconcilation Act, and how it takes many people to act upon reconcilation efforts, not just one. This is a collaborative effort. "The building of each raven is not an easy task, but Reconciliation is not easy either. You are going to face conflict building your raven, but let that be a reminder of the difficult process of Reconciliation. It won’t happen overnight, but with perseverance, we know the end result will be beautiful and will hopefully be motivation to complete this small task."
I think that this speaks to much of what we have learned throughout this semester, that educating people is so very important to these efforts. I think that this is something that our college could do in the future, to help bring awareness.