Actions taken as part of commitment to truth and reconciliation
As part of its fall meeting on September 27, the provincial council marked the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, part of the province's ongoing committment to the work of truth and reconciliation.
Council members participated in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, led by Archdeacon Val Kerr. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an experiential workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Members also wore orange shirts, a symbolic action that seeks to raise awareness of the ongoing impacts of residential schools. In donning orange, council members sought to honour the thousands of survivors of the residential schools, as well as their families and communities, and remember those who did not return home.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day falls on September 30 each year.
Click here to read a statement from the primate and national Indigenous Anglican archbishop.