September 30th is being recognized across Canada as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - it is also referred to as Orange Shirt Day. We have recently learned much about Canada's history through the tragic discoveries surrounding residential schools in Canada. We continue to learn about this part of our history. September 30, 2021 provides al Canadians an opportunity to recognize, remember and reflect on residential schools and the impact on Indigenous peoples.
To learn more and to take part:
- Visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation where you will find great information and learn from upcoming and past events.
- Read Executive Director, Stephanie Scott's message about NFTR
- Wear an orange shirt in honour of the Every Child Matters movement
- NCTR link to education tools
- Search for National Truth and Reconciliation Day on your favorite app to listen and learn through a podcast
- Watch the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation broadcast produced by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Middlesex County Library Branches are:
- distributing orange ribbons which patrons are encouraged to tie a ribbon in recognition of Indigenous children who did not return home from Canada's residential schools
- in-branch televisions will play videos from the 4 seasons of Reconciliation Project
- library branches will be showcasing collection displays to support the work of reconciliation
We encourage you to take this opportunity to remember and recognize the legacy of residential schools through quiet reflection, engaged learning and participation in local events. Most importantly continue to learn about this important aspect of Canada's past.