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September 30th, National Truth and Reconciliation Day, is a day to remember the horrors of residential schools in Canada and honour those that survived and those who never returned. It is important to remember all Indigenous children were stolen from their families. Thousands of these children never returned home, and thousands of them were laid to rest in unmarked graves after their short lives were ended by abuse.
This is a day to acknowledge the truth of colonial rule in Canada. A day to acknowledge our own role in maintaining the status quo. We must work to decolonize our world, ourselves, our work, and the institutions where we carry out our daily lives. We must continue supporting the documentation and sharing of the true history of the Secwépemc Peoples, as well as the impact of colonialism on all Indigenous peoples.
Acknowledgment of the truth needs to happen before any reconciliation takes place. Take time on September 30th to learn about steps to decolonize your practices and take meaningful action to stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples.
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