National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to remember the missing Indigenous children and survivors across Canada who were taken from their families and forced to attend residential schools.

“Kwe. The National Day of Truth & Reconciliation is a very important day for all of us as we journey forward to healing and true reconciliation,” said Angela Decker, PSAC Atlantic Director for indigenous members. “If you are able to, please take in an event happening in your area and don’t forget to wear your orange shirt! Miigwech.”

The Halifax regional women’s committee held a beading workshop this week, facilitated by Holly Eggleston. Holly taught everyone how to bead while giving an oral history of indigenous beading and crafts, and spoke about her own history as well.

🧡 PSAC is urging the federal government to expand the search to all former residential school sites using ground-penetrating radar, and to implement Calls to Action 71-76 in Volume 4 of the TRC Final Report: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials.

➡️ Sign the petition urging the federal government to accelerate their efforts and search all former residential school sites and surrounding areas using ground penetrating radar to find other unmarked graves today.