Sept. 30 not just another day off, says Winnipeg Indigenous activist – Global News

Sept. 30 not just another day off, says Winnipeg Indigenous activist – Global News

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 202166 Views

September 27, 2021

You may not have to work or go to school this Thursday, but a Winnipeg Indigenous activist and organizer says he doesn’t want to see the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation be treated as just another “day off.”

Michael Redhead Champagne told 680 CJOB that’s he’s nervous many Canadians who aren’t personally affected by the residential school system will see it as just another holiday and nothing more — when there’s still so much work to do toward reconciliation.

“One of the ways we can look at this … is not as a day off, but looking at it as national truth and reconciliation day of action,” Champagne said.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8223639/sept-30-day-off-national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation-winnipeg-indigenous-activist/

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