Community encouraged to wear orange this Friday

Friday, September 30, 2022

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Sept. 30 and is marked in Leduc with orange flags replacing municipal flags, as well as other flags lowered to half-mast to honour the lost children of Canada’s residential school system. These flags include the federal and provincial flags, Treaty 6 and Métis Nation flags.

Sept. 30 is Canada’s second annual Truth and Reconciliation Day to remember the First Nation, Inuit and Métis children who never returned home from residential schools. This day provides Canadians the opportunity to reflect and engage in meaningful conversations about the legacy of the residential school system while honouring survivors, their families and communities.

As an organization, the City of Leduc is taking the time to listen and learn on Sept. 30 as part of its journey of reconciliACTION. On May 30, 2022 the city initiated its Treaty, Truth and ReconciliACTION plan focusing on learning about treaties, truth and making meaningful action towards reconciliation.

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