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WAHA: A Message from Our CEO on The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today we recognize and honour our family members, friends, and neighbours who are survivors, children of survivors, and fellow members of our communities where children were forced from their homes and made to attend these institutions by standing in solidarity and wearing our orange. On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we are observing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2021142 Views

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UBCIC – Statement: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is a Call to Action: More Education on Residential Schools and More Supports Needed for Survivors and Indigenous Communities

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – September 30, 2021) Today the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) observes the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. UBCIC commemorates the fearless leadership and tireless efforts by Indian residential school Survivors and First Nations like Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) who continue to seek justice, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2021122 Views

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NCTR: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 2021 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) published its 94 Calls to Action in 2015. Yet six years later, only fourteen of the Calls to Action have been implemented. The creation of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is one single step on a long path ahead. It is a journey that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2021150 Views

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Truth is the bedrock of Reconciliation

The Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society is available for survivors and those affected at 1-800-721-0066 or on the 24 hour crisis line at 1-866-925-4419. British Columbia has a First Nations and Indigenous Crisis Line offered through the KUU-US Crisis Line Society at 1-800-588-9717. Today, September 30, marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2021173 Views

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A message from our President – Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada

September 30, 2021 “Today is an important day, a day where we remember those whom we’ve lost. It is a day to honour the residential school survivors, their families, and our communities, and a day where we’re reminded that we need to continue to advocate for justice and for the rights of Inuit. We as […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2021146 Views

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day for all Canadians to learn about Indigenous issues and Canada’s colonial history

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx ̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) – First Nations Summit leaders are pleased that, what has traditionally been known as “Orange Shirt Day”, has been established as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal day of observance to honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2021160 Views

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ONWA Honours September 30th Orange Shirt Day

ONWA Honours September 30th Orange Shirt Day Thunder Bay, ON – Today, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) honours survivors of residential schools and their families. We come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. We commemorate the residential school experience by witnessing and holding space for the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2021471 Views

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Unveiling Design for the Saskatchewan Residential School Memorial

September 30, 2021 Province and Lieutenant Governor Unveil Plans Following Engagement With Leaders and Survivors Today, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan unveiled the design for the Saskatchewan Residential School Memorial that is to be located at Government House in Regina. “This memorial serves to pay respect to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2021222 Views

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Media Statement: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 Premier Caroline Cochrane issued the following statement on the first observance of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation: “Today is an opportunity to reflect and learn about the legacy of the Residential School system and its impact on Indigenous people, families and communities across the Northwest Territories and Canada. It’s also […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2021149 Views

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Orange light will illuminate the National Assembly to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 30, 2021  – To pay tribute to the survivors and victims of the Indigenous residential schools, orange light will illuminate the National Assembly this evening. The gesture has been made official through a motion tabled by Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs Ian Lafrenière and adopted unanimously by the members of the National […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2021158 Views

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