Our commitment to the TRC 92nd Call To Action.
Archiact exists on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Sel̓íl̓witulh Nations. We are grateful to live, work, create, and play on the traditional lands and waters of these Nations, yet acknowledge that we are uninvited guests benefiting from a history of violent colonisation. As long as we remain on these territories, we commit to upholding the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm values of Respect, Pride, Inclusiveness, Honour, and Shared Responsibility; the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh values of Rich Artistry and Resilience; and the Sel̓íl̓witulh values of Balance, Generosity, Trust, and Decisive Action.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued 94 Calls to Action which outline the actions Canadians and those throughout the country can do to advance reconciliation. Archiact Interactive is committed to Truth and Reconciliation and strives to establish and maintain a mutually respectful relationship with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals, communities, and governments in the communities in which we live, work, create, and play. Reconciliation begins with recognizing the rights of Indigenous people and their self-determination; to freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
The 92nd point calls upon the corporate sector to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to apply its principles and standards to their corporate policy and operational activities which involve Indigenous peoples, their land, and their resources.
Archiact is adopting and working towards the implementation and adoption of these principles and standards. We are aware that this will be an ongoing process and will continue to work towards advancing reconciliation within our company.
As part of Archiact's obligation to Truth and Reconciliation, we commit to the following:
We view Indigenous peoples as equal to all other people. They have the rights to equity, individuality, full employment, fundamental freedoms, and non-discrimination. We further commit to awareness of intersectionality and honouring and respecting the individuality of all our staff, customers, clients, and employees.
We commit to fostering inclusive work environments and relationships with Indigenous clients, suppliers, customers, and employees.
We commit to giving Aboriginal people equitable access to jobs, training, and growth opportunities within our company.
We commit to building respectful relationships, and agree to consulting and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of the Indigenous communities and peoples whose land we reside on before proceeding with economic development projects.
We commit to educating our management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.
We commit to not rely on harmful stereotypes or character coding in the creation of any Aboriginal characters we create.
We commit to taking any suggestions, comments, or criticisms regarding our aforementioned points and doing our best to address them and change our behaviours.