national day for truth and reconciliation
September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange shirt, has been declared a federal statutory holiday. On this day we honour the children who survived the residential schools and those who did not. Orange is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom, and self-esteem experienced by indigenous children over generations. On this day, we wear orange to raise awareness of this big tragedy and show our respect to families and communities who have suffered.
things you need to know about reconciliation
you can't skip the uncomfortable parts
You have to go through the "sticky" parts in reconciliation. Otherwise decisions will be superficial and drastically misinformed.
Reconciliation is for everyone
Reconciliation is for every single Canadian citizen who lives, works and plays in the colonial state.
reconciliation is not going to be perfect
Reconciliation is about a relationship and there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. The road will be bumpy but we have to be okay with that journey.
reconciliation is about justice doing
It is not something we know, it is something that is evoke and create action around.