National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Call to Action Number 80, the Government of Canada passed Bill C-5 to make September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a federal statutory holiday “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.” This day also coincides with National Orange Shirt Day when events such as Every Child Matters are planned.

Mayor Finch issues a statement about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:

On National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we are reminded that the Municipality of South Huron is situated on Treaty 29 land that is steeped in rich indigenous history and home to First Nations, Inuit and Métis people today.

While we acknowledge that this national day is symbolic, we are committing to taking action and building a better future together. As we continue to learn about the rich and complex histories of local Indigenous Peoples, we as a Municipality are working to refine how our organization can better understand and acknowledge Indigenous Peoples, Nations and cultures that have and continue to contribute to this area.

Opportunities to learn more

To learn more about the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and for links to other helpful resources, visit our Indigenous Acknowledgement webpage.