National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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The UCPR Recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Tomorrow, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and call for reflection.

This public commemoration day, which is an essential element of the national reconciliation process, was designated to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and their communities.

“This opportunity should be taken to improve our awareness of the tragic events that took place in residential schools across the country and to recognize their ongoing impacts on survivors,” explained Stéphane Sarrazin, Warden of the UCPR Council. “I encourage everyone in Prescott and Russell to continue their reflection, to learn more about Indigenous history and to take action toward reconciliation in their daily lives.”

On September 30th, people wishing to support the cause may also choose to wear an orange shirt as a symbol recognizing the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children.

Please note that all services offered by the UCPR will remain available throughout the day.

Image of an eagle, a dolphin and a flower all orange on white background with the title of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation