National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Today, our team members are wearing our Orange Shirts to show support for Indigenous peoples on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Before being officially recognized by the federal government, today was known as Orange Shirt Day, inspired by the story of Phyllis Jack Webstad.
In addition to wearing orange today, here are some other things you can do to support:
Attend an Event – while events still look different during COVID, cities across the country are running programs and events to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools. Take a look for events happening in your city today.
Arts and Media – support the work of Indigenous artisans and their traditional craft, such as quilling on birch bark, wood carvings and sculpture, beading, basket weaving and countless others.
Learn the History – this holiday is the perfect opportunity for you not only to reflect but to learn more about Indigenous history and culture. Not sure where to start? https://nctr.ca/education/ is a great resource for all ages.
Be Considerate – today and every day, be kind and show consideration to Indigenous communities who are hurting as they reflect on their history.
How will you be showing your support for Indigenous peoples today and every day?
For more resources, please visit The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at https://nctr.ca/