National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022 also Known as Orange Shirt Day
On this day we honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. Widespread public commemoration and acknowledgment of the tragic and painful history continued impact, and intergenerational trauma of Canada’s residential school legacy is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The University of Waterloo and the Office of Indigenous Relations continue to amplify that truth as we build towards reconciliation. We will also highlight the beauty and resilience of indigeneity and the strengthening of bonds with allies as we navigate this complex and meaningful day.
KUC will acknowledge this important day at our September 25th Service. Please remember to wear your orange shirts.
Kamloops United Church has purchased a Survivors Flag and it will fly for the month of September.
Survivors speak on the significance of the flag: https://nctr.ca/exhibits/survivors-flag/