What to know about our first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to remember the more than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children who were stripped from their families and forced into residential schools. It also honours residential school survivors and serves as a commitment to reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous peoples. Though some provinces, like Ontario, won’t recognize the official holiday, some municipalities, businesses, and schools have chosen to observe the day. Our Calvi Leon spoke with Indigenous leaders in and beyond Southwestern Ontario about what reconciliation means to them. Read More

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