September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Canadians are being called to “own your own truth” when it comes to the country’s history and treatment of Indigenous people on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was made a federal statutory holiday earlier this year, as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommended in its 94 calls to action. It will be held annually on Sept. 30. It honours the children who died while being forced to attend residential schools and the survivors, families and communities still affected by the system’s legacy.