National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours and remembers the thousands of indigenous children who never returned home from residential schools and those who survived them. The day commemorates the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools and is vital to the reconciliation process. Also marked on September 30th this Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day raises awareness of the inter-generational impact of residential schools on individuals, families and communities.
Shannex commemorated the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with our team members and community members observing the day by wearing orange. In addition, Parkland on the River and Bridgeview Hall in New Brunswick stood in solidarity with Chief George Ginnish of Natoaganeg First Nation and the Natoaganeg First Nations community to acknowledge a dark chapter in Canada’s history. At Neill Hall, NB, residents and team members held a ceremony to reflect on New Brunswick’s residential school history.
At this ceremony, a land acknowledgment plaque was unveiled. The plaque bears the Wolastoqewiyik Nation flag, used by all the Wolastoqewiyik Nation. It is respected as a symbol of unity, incorporating many culturally significant elements. Through recognizing National Truth and Reconciliation Day, we step towards understanding, empathy, and justice.Back