September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, where we encourage deeper reflection, learning, and public dialogue on the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
It’s a day for our communities to come together to share in truth with the purpose of inspiring action.
Today also serves as an opportunity to recognize the tragic history of the residential school system, the children who never returned home, the families left behind, and the survivors of these institutions.
Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
The path to reconciliation is forever ongoing, but every step forward is meaningful.