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The First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This September 30 marks the first time in Canadian history that the day is being recognized and celebrated as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
September 27, 2021

This September 30 marks the first time in Canadian history that the day is officially being recognized and celebrated as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

You may not be familiar with what the day is, what it's for, and how it came about. We were curious ourselves and found out a few interesting things from Indigenous Corporate Training Inc, external link.

Check out below some information about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, and also hear from our member Rosalee from Raónraon Creations, and our very own Mary Wildman, Coordinator of the Indigenous Fashion Support program.

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Orange Shirt Day is a time to remember and reflect on our losses— the loss of childhood innocence and the attempt to strip away our culture. But while it is a time to reflect on great sadness, it is also a time to celebrate— a time to be hopeful for tomorrow and celebrate the gifts of one another as we continue to thrive and flourish and reclaim who we are. As we collectively come together on September 30th, we embrace the strength and unity amongst our kin, and look to our allies to listen, support and love.

Rosalee Mitchell