National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sep 26, 2022    Source: BCCIE

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On September 30, Canada will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of the residential school system in Canada, their families, and their communities. It is a public commemoration of a tragic and painful history and of the ongoing impacts of residential schools. It is a vital component of the reconciliation process and importantly a day for personal reflection.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is observed concurrently with Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day which recognizes, raises awareness, and encourages meaningful discussion around the history and legacy of the residential school system in Canada.

Resources

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Indigenous Relations Academy

 Government of Canada

 BCCIE Internationalization and Indigenization: Tension and Collaboration Dialogues

 BCCIE Intercultural Dialogue Series