submitted by Jill Sturdy, Municipality of NG
Join the North Grenville Indigenous Advisory Circle, Indigenous Leaders, Council and members of the public as we come together in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The event will take place on Saturday, September 30th at 1:00 pm in the Ferguson Forest Arboretum.
“As we continue the path along reconciliation, it is important to honour this day. Council would like to thank the Indigenous Advisory Circle for their support in helping to create a space where the community can come together to reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools in Canada,” emphasized Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“I would like to thank the citizens of North Grenville for taking the time to recognise this difficult history,” highlighted Lorraine Rekmans, member of the Indigenous Advisory Circle.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Community Gathering
Saturday, September 30th
Ferguson Forest Healing Garden, Arboretum
Stories, music, food
Background – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
In June 2021, the Canadian government passed legislation to mark September 30th as a federal statutory holiday to acknowledge truth and reconciliation, as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, previously known as Orange Shirt Day, is an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. Canadians are encouraged to wear orange to honour and remember the Survivors, their families and communities who continue to bear witness to these tragedies.
The Municipality of North Grenville is committed to meaningful reconciliation and recognises September 30th by honouring the federal statutory holiday and lowering municipal flags to half-mast.
For more information visit www.northgrenville.ca/reconciliation.