The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. This day is an important step in the reconciliation process. It provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities.
The intent of this holiday is to encourage everyone to reflect and take action within the ongoing process of reconciliation. Click on the link above for the CTV News story.