National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30 is the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”. This day honours First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors, their families, and communities, and to ensure that the Canadian public commemorates the history and legacy of residential schools. This process continues to remain a vital component of the reconciliation process.
In 2013 to present day, September 30 has been observed by wearing an orange shirt in support of Phyllis Webstad whose favourite Orange Shirt was taken away from her in 1973 when she attended her first day of residential school.
The meaning of this day has evolved with the discovery of more than 6000 graves near residential schools across Canada. The lasting effects of residential school, continue in many indigenous communities. Community Futures Treaty Seven Shareholders, Board and Staff are committed to recognizing and supporting the movement for “Every Child Matters” and the public awareness created.