Tags : national day for truth and reconciliation

Orange Shirt Day to honour residential school survivors

Orange Shirt Day is coming up on Friday. It is meant to honour Indigenous peoples who were taken from their homes and forced into residential schools across Canada. It is also a time to showcase the stories and healing of families who are survivors of the schools. Marilyn Contois, a Library Technician from Indigenous Services […]Read More

Lethbridge raises Truth and Reconciliation flag at City Hall

Truth and Reconciliation week kicked off in Lethbridge this morning where the Metis and Reconciliation Flags were raised outside city hall. Many took part in the flag raising including Blackfoot Elder Mike Bruised Head. Bruised Head says he would like to see the idea of reconciliation happen all the time, not just for one week. […]Read More

Sixties Scoop exhibit to be unveiled at Lethbridge College

As part of Truth and Reconciliation week, Lethbridge College is unveiling a new exhibit that will showcase some of the experiences of the Sixties Scoop survivors.  The Manager of Indigenous Services at the College, Lowell Yellowhorn, says this type of exhibit is important as it will educate the students about many on-going past and present […]Read More

Stat holiday recognized by AHS

Alberta Health Services workers are now able to take off the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation stat holiday on September 30 and get paid for it. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees filed a policy grievance after AHS refused to recognize the day. An arbitrator worked on the grievance and now union members in […]Read More

Activities at U of L address reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will take place on September 30th. There are events going on at the University of Lethbridge to honour the day and as Micah Quinn explains, to also pay tribute to those who were found in unmarked graves.Read More

New reconciliation t-shirt designed by Blackfoot artist

An Indigenous student from the University of Lethbridge has designed a t-shirt that is now the theme for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. As Micah Quinn explains, the student has a personal connection to residential schools within her family, and this day hits pretty close to home.Read More

U of L to honour residential school victims

Officials at the University of Lethbridge announced they will be recognizing September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This news comes off the heels of Ottawa designating September 30 as a national holiday to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools. The U of L is also planning on implementing a […]Read More