Today is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

Today, we honour the children who died while attending residential schools, as well as the survivors, families, and communities that continue to be affected by the legacy of the system.

  • Why Canada is marking the 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this year » CBC
  • How non-Indigenous people can respectfully observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation » CTV
    • Indigenous advocates say Canadians can observe the National Day For Truth And Reconciliation by listening to stories of residential school survivors, wearing orange shirts in solidarity, donating to Indigenous-led causes, and choosing to personally fight for one or more of the 94 calls to action.
  • How to show unity with Indigenous communities » Globe and Mail
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation sparks hope for these residential school survivors » CBC
  • ‘It has been an awakening for many Canadians’: Cowessess First Nation plans ceremony to honour Marieval residential school victims » Globe and Mail
  • The boy behind the cruel nickname » CBC
    • He’s recorded only as ‘Dummy Bad Boy’ — one of thousands who died while at residential school. CBC News spent 2 months digging through archives to learn more about his life.

  • The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada; the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services; and the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, issued a joint statement on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation »