National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2022
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day of remembrance which provides an opportunity for Canadians to honour the memories of survivors of the residential school system, their families and communities.
It is our collective responsibility to listen, learn, and foster relationships based on mutual respect. Reconciliation represents an important step in the journey toward revitalizing the ties between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.
The Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier will be recognizing National Truth and Reconciliation Day by lowering our flags to half-mast to honour all of those impacted by the residential school system.
In addition, the Administration Office and Public Works Department will be closed September 30, 2022 in acknowledgement of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call for action 80:
“We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.”