Thursday September 30 is the first commemoration of the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, a time to learn more about Canada’s residential school system and its horrifying effect on Indigenous people and families. Learn more about the day, the residential school system, Indigenous life and more at the following links.
- The government of Canada has put together a list of resources to learn more about the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1621447127773/1621447157184
- Statement from Premier Tim Houston: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210927002
- CBC Radio & TV will be running programming all day on Sept 30 about Truth & Reconciliation. https://www.cbc.ca/arts/how-to-watch-and-listen-to-national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation-on-cbc-1.6186017
- APTN will be running programming all day on September 30 to commemorate National Truth & Reconciliation Day: https://corporate.aptn.ca/first-national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation/
- Some ways to commemorate on Sept 30: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/community/personal-acts-reconciliation-1.4687405
- Talking to Kids about National Truth & Reconciliation Day: https://www.cbc.ca/parents/learning/view/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation
Please note that all Victoria County municipal facilities will be closed September 30, 2021.