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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sept 30th is a day to recognize and reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. It is also a day to honour Survivors, their families and Indigenous communities.

Here are things YOU can do to learn, reflect and support.


WEAR an orange shirt and read Phyllis Webstad's story to learn how Sept 30th became Orange Shirt Day. 

READ books by Indigenous authors to understand the impact of residential schools. CBC rounds up 48 books here.

EDUCATE yourself in a FREE online program offered by the University of Alberta called Indigenous Canada.

READ the 94 calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to work towards repairing the harm caused by residential schools and move forward with reconciliation. 

LISTEN and WATCH CBC's programming today.

DONATE to Indigenous organizations educating about residential schools and Indigenous Peoples, such as Reconciliation CanadaIndian Residential School Survivors SocietyLegacy of Hope Foundation and Native Women's Association of Canada.

SUPPORT Canadian Indigenous brands like Satya Organic SkincareSheNativeBeam PaintsSisters SageSkwálwen BotanicalsTotem Design HouseKiri Nathan and Cheekbone Beauty 

WATCH a selection of films from the National Film Board of Canada about the impact of residential schools.

LISTEN to podcasts such as Media Indigena and This Place.

SEARCH for local events in your community.


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