The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as well as Orange Shirt Day, is on Thursday, September 30. Truth and Reconciliation Day is a day dedicated to honour the lost children, residential school survivors, and their families. We at Ingersoll District Nature Club want to acknowledge that Every Child Matters, and we stand in solidarity with our Indigenous communities by helping spread awareness surrounding the tragic history of residential schools.
We encourage everyone to recognize this important day by wearing an orange shirt as a show of support for residential school survivors and to honour those who lost their lives. We hope members of our local communities take the time to recognize this day, and to reflect on the lives lost and the lives that have been forever changed.
For more information, visit National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Canada.ca to learn about Indigenous history in Canada and the reasons behind the need for Truth and Reconciliation and a Call to Action.