Each year on September 30, we recognise the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honours residential school survivors, kids who never made it home, and their families and communities. A crucial step in the healing process is public remembrance of the tragic and painful past and ongoing effects of residential schools.
This federally recognised holiday was established through changes to the law approved by Parliament.
The Meaning Behind The Visuals
The sun (the summer solstice), which serves as the focal point of the celebrations, is at the centre of the numerous visual components used to illustrate Indigenous traditions. The artwork on the right depicts the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis as well as the four elements of…
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