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Ottawa, Sep 30 (Canadian-Media): Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced Sep 30 support for 200 projects which aim to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools.
Residential schools. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten, the government is continuing its work towards the implementation of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
A legislation to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Call to Action #80) was introduced Sep 29 by the government of Canada and is committed to implementing Call to Action #81, which calls for the installation of a Residential Schools National Monument in the City of Ottawa.
With an aim to provide an opportunity to Canadian youth to learn first-hand from residential school survivors, elders, knowledge keepers, artists and leaders from nations and cultures across the country, a national virtual gathering is being hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation for students across the country to coincide with Orange Shirt Day on September 30.