The government of Saskatchewan is reaffirming its commitment to working together toward cultural and economic reconciliation as it proclaims September 30th, National Truth and Reconciliation Day.
Minister of First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs Don McMorris encourages residents to reflect and have discussions on building meaningful and lasting reconciliation in the province.
This as the province honours the lost children, survivors and everyone affected by the Residential Schools system in Canada.
On Thursday, the government will lower flags at provincial buildings including the legislature and certain parks and areas around the legislative building will be lit up in orange. They encourage people to wear orange to increase awareness about the impact of the Residential Schools system.
The government adds that Saskatchewan has completed 28 of the 34 TRC Calls to Action that are within provincial jurisdiction, and are working on 15 others that are beyond provincial scope.
More information on Truth and Reconciliation in the province can be found on the government’s website.