September 15, 2023
September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is dedicated to the memory of residential school survivors and their families and honours the children who never returned home. The process of Reconciliation requires public commemoration of residential school history and its ongoing impacts.
At Côté Gold, deepening our understanding of Indigenous peoples’ culture and learning from them is a top priority. By living out Côté Gold’s values of respect and integrity we can all work towards Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. It is with this spirit in mind that we will continue creating and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships and working to support Reconciliation in our daily operations.
Established in 2021, The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is dedicated to acknowledging the painful history and lasting impact of the residential school system on Indigenous peoples.
It serves as a catalyst for fostering dialogue, understanding, and empathy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. It is also a day to listen, learn, and support Indigenous voices and perspectives. By doing so, we can collectively work towards healing the wounds of the past and building stronger relationships based on respect, trust, and equality.
At Côté Gold, we are committed to advance Reconciliation through engagement and partnerships with our host communities, preserving their cultures and supporting their development as an integral part of our vision for sustainable mining. By cultivating genuine partnerships and appreciating the rich culture and strong ties to the land of these communities, we can create a space where stronger and healthier communities are supported, and where the respective heritages of Indigenous peoples remain a source of inspiration and pride for future generations.
By actively engaging in the Reconciliation process, we can pave the way for a brighter future. Let us embrace this day as an opportunity to listen, learn, and work together towards a more inclusive and equitable future. For more information about Côté Gold’s commitments and engagements, check out the Sustainability section in our website.