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County Acknowledges National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The Government of Canada recently passed legislation designating September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, beginning this year. This day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities, and ensures that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation will be hosting a series of online events, accessible to the public, during their Truth and Reconciliation Week from September 27 to October 1. The programming will feature short videos created by Indigenous storytellers, followed by conversations with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Survivors, and the children of Survivors of residential schools.

In honor of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Rocky View County will lower its flags to half-mast from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, September 30.

This Thursday is a time for reflection, for all of us to find a way – by participating in a public or community program, or even through personal reflection – to honour the spirit of this day.

More information and resources are available at National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Canada.ca.

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