National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Today marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day is intended to reflect on the painful legacy of the residential school system and honour the children who never made it home and the survivors, families, and communities.
Whether you have the day off or not, make it a day about education through reading and listening. To get you started, here are four suggested things to do:
Learn the history.
Participate in an event.
Support the work of Indigenous artisans and their traditional craft.
Wear an orange shirt. “Orange shirt day was inspired by Phyllis Jack Webstad’s 1st day at a residential school.