Sept. 30th National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Honouring the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
“When the school is on the reserve, the child lives with his parents who are savages; he is surrounded by savages, and though he may learn to read and write, his habits and training and mode of thought are Indian. He is simply a savage who can read and write.”
Prime Minister Sir John A Macdonald
Canadians bettering their understanding of the true history and impact of residential schools is essential.
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