Truth & Reconciliation Day – 2023

27 September 2023News & Announcements

September 30 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day that coincides with Orange Shirt Day. It recognizes the tragic legacy of residential schools, the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of these institutions. There are many ways in which your can honour today – either by doing some self directed learning or attending events that feature truths about Indigenous, Inuit and Metis peoples of Turtle Island and how we all have a part to play in coming together for true reconciliation.

What you can do:

Local events you can attend:

Advancing reconciliation and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples is based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. Whatever you choose to do, we hope that you’ll take a moment to explore the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Through this process, perhaps we can develop a better understanding of the truths of our sometimes tragic and brutal colonial history, its impact on Indigenous peoples, and how we can work towards healing and reconciliation.

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We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō people, the Semá:th First Nation and Mathxwí First Nation. As treaty People, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, we share the responsibility for the continued stewardship of this beautiful land.