NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
There were 140 federally run Indian Residential Schools which operated in Canada between 1831 and 1998. The last school closed only 23 years ago. Survivors advocated for recognition and reparations and demanded accountability for the lasting legacy of harms caused.
The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.
For more information visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation by the University of Manitoba
Link to Bill C-5
Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not. This day relates to the experience of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, on her first day of school, where she arrived dressed in a new orange shirt, which was taken from her. It is now a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.
On this day, all Canadians are encouraged to wear orange to raise awareness of the horrific legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors.
Message to Community Members
The Sayisi Dene Relocation Settlement Trust changes update June 2021.
As you are aware, there have been necessary changes in the Trust, and we are still working to finalize those changes so that the Trust can move forward and build the confidence of Chief and Council and you the SDFN member.
We are so happy to be working more collaboratively and openly with Chief and Council and look forward to serving the members actively.
We thank you for your patience as we work to restore and better the function of the SDFN Trust.
Click the Link below to read our update. Updates on these Trust changes will be made as we are able.
SDFN Trust Update- June 2021
The Sayisi Dene Relocation Settlement Trust has member changes for the 2021 season. Click the Link below to read the announcement. More updates on the Trust changes will be made as we are able.
SDFN 2021 Trust Changes Announcement
The Trustees are recruiting Community Champions for Community Conversations acting on the 10 Year Strategic Plan.
To learn more about the opportunity, please click on the link below.
SDFN Community Champion Interest Posting
Our Summer and Fall Newsletter is here. Click the link below to read some of what the Trust is working on for you.
SDFN Summer/ Fall Newsletter
Learn more about the Sayisi Dene First Nation Relocation Settlement Trust.
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