The Town of Indian Head

September 30, 2021 will be the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. The day is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action number 80, and honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

While the Town Office will be open on September 30th, we see this as an opportunity to use our voice to raise awareness and encourage education for both our staff and our community.  

Also known as Orange Shirt Day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity for all of us to explore the rich and diverse culture and history of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. To honor the day, we encourage everyone to take the time to read, listen, watch and participate in events taking part in your community.

The Grand Theatre will be hosting a free screening of “The Grizzlies”, an inspiring true story of a small artic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America and a group of Inuit students whose lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a discussion following.

There are a series of excellent resources on the Government of Canada website (https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1621447127773/1621447157184).  Please also join us in wearing an orange shirt to raise awareness of the tragic legacy of the residential school systems.

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has also put together a list of resources that you can use to acknowledge the day https://conta.cc/39HOUtP

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action number 80: 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.

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