National Day For Truth and Reconciliation

Today is National Day For Truth and Reconciliation

On this day, we encourage you to wear orange shirts.

Wearing an orange shirt raises awareness of the impacts of the residential school system that are still felt to this day.

That every child matters.

We honour the lived experiences and resilience of Indigenous Peoples.

We encourage you to embark on this lifelong learning process. Please take the time today to listen, to reflect, to unlearn, and to learn.

Scentuals acknowledges that we are on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Tsəl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We are committed to using our platform to share important resources.

We fully support the Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led calls for truth and reconciliation.

Learning Resources:

First-Person Stories from Survivors of the Residential School System

On Canada Project

Residential School History

The Story of Phyllis Webstad, the Inspiration for Orange Shirt Day

8 Ways to Identify and Confront Residential School Denialism

If you are able to, please consider donating to these organizations:

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Legacy of Hope Foundation

Orange Shirt Society

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society

If you or someone you know needs support:

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society offers crisis support 24/7 for residential school survivors

Call toll-free: 1-800-721-0066

Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help 24/7 to all Indigenous peoples across Canada

Call toll-free: 1-855-242-3310

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