National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This day honours the children who never returned home from residential schools, as well as the survivors, families, and communities impacted.

This National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Yellowhead County wants to encourage you to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences, and stories of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

You can also recognize those impacted by wearing an Orange Shirt today, in support of “Every Child Matters.” The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom, and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations. All Canadians are encouraged to wear orange to honour the thousands of survivors of residential schools.

For resources and to learn more about this important day and the meaning behind it, please click HERE.