The Canadian government recently designated September 30 as a federal holiday, known as the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. The purpose of this holiday is to provide an opportunity for people to learn about the painful heritage and impact of the residential school system on Indigenous communities across Canada and to reflect on the structural racism embedded in our institutions.
Here are some of the events that are taking place to mark the occasion:
Truth and Reconciliation Week by National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – from Monday September 27th to Friday October 1st.
Kìyàbadj kidandanizimin. We are still here. – Wednesday, September 29, 7 pm to 8 pm. This event, organized by the Ottawa Public Library, will focus on the impact of Canadian residential schools on indigenous communities, including the story of Jenny Buckshot Tenasco, a residential school survivor.
Remember Me: National Day of Remembrance – Thursday, September 30, 10 am to 5 pm.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day at Beechwood Cemetery – Thursday, September 30, starting at 8 am.
- uOttawa Recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Thursday, September 30, 10 am to 7 pm.
For more details see the following links:
The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is a federal holiday. Therefore, the university will maintain its daily operations unless otherwise notified by the administration.