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First Nations U: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th is proclaimed as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, formerly Orange Shirt Day. The importance of recognizing this day is built upon Phyllis Webstad’s story and her traumatic experience as a six-year-old child, wearing her orange shirt on her first day in residential school. Her story sparked a national resurgence of raising […]

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Statement: Ontario Commemorates Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

TORONTO – Today, Premier Doug Ford and Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, released the following statement in recognition of Orange Shirt Day and the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: “Today, people in Ontario and across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour the many Indigenous children who were taken from […]

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RCYBC: Representative’s Statement on Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today we don orange shirts to recognize the history and troubling legacy of the residential school system in Canada. We wear orange in memory of the children who did not survive residential schools, those who did and who were traumatized by the experience, and for all the descendants who feel the continuing negative effects. For […]

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Statement from the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 As First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities across the country prepare to participate in their various forms of culture, tradition, and recognition of “Orange Shirt Day”, CINA acknowledges the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a first time for Canada to implement the national day to be installed by the […]

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SCO Concludes Month Long Campaign by Honouring Survivors on National Truth and Reconciliation Day

ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — Today, on this inaugural National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) honours all who attended Indian Residential Schools and their families, and the thousands of children who never returned home. “While I am pleased to see our federal Treaty partner designate September 30th as a […]

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Press Statement: National Truth And Reconciliation Day Is An Opportunity For Education, Healing And Renewed Partnership

September 30, 2021 (OTTAWA)—The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is today commemorating Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, with 2021 marking the first year of this day as a federal statutory holiday. CAP is calling on the recently re-elected Liberal government and all other parties to commit to advancing reconciliation […]

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NAN Commemorates Orange Shirt Day, Honours Survivors on National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

THUNDER BAY, ON: Members of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Executive Council will honour Indian Residential School Survivors, their families, and all the children who didn’t return home during Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events in Thunder Bay and Ottawa today. “Many people will come together today to acknowledge the […]

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AMC marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is marking the historic first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by assisting in the coordination of two events and participating in several others designed to mark the significance of this day and to honour all the children who died while attending Indian Residential Schools (IRS). On September 30th, the AMC honours the survivors, families and Nations still affected by […]

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MKO Statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:

Treaty Five Territory, Thompson, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is acknowledging September 30, 2021, as the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day has also been known as Orange Shirt Day for many years. “September 30 is an important day to remember the Survivors of the residential school system as […]

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Residential institution survivor Elder Theresa Hall speaks to the NWMO in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This Sept. 30, 2021, is the first official legislated National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) joins Indigenous peoples and Canadians across the country to reflect on the ongoing impacts of residential institutions and their legacy. The NWMO commemorated the occasion by listening to and honouring a survivor […]

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