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What the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Means for Canada


Thursday, September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities.

The day also marks Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools, and remembers those who did not. The Downie Wenjack Foundation is presenting an online discussion they’re calling The Inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Exploring What This Means for Reconciliation in Canada.

On Alberta Morning on Thursday, September 30, 2021, CKUA’s Grant Stovel spoke with two of the panelists: Bob Watts (former Interim Executive Director of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and Blair Cunningham (Orange Shirt Society Board Member).

Listen below!

For further resources, please visit the following:

Government of Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Orange Shirt Day