On September 30 we will join people across the country in observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day was created in 2021 to recognize the tragic legacy of residential schools, the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of these institutions.
The BIA Board of Directors and Staff will have the day off for reflection and learning. We have an opportunity to consider what we might choose for this day; individually and collectively.
The Downtown Stratford BIA will be running a series of short films by Indigenous creators and filmmakers throughout the day as learning opportunities for settlers and all who wish to grow their understanding. This will be a FREE event for attendees sponsored by the DTS BIA.
Little Prince Micro-Cinema & Lounge | 62 Wellington St – Stratford
September 30 – 10 am – 1:30 pm & 4 pm – 10 pm
Free popcorn is included. The cinema can host 13 people at a time. This will be an alcohol-free day.
Looking for some excellent resources and information on National Day for Truth & Reconciliation? Find Community Initiatives, and listen to stories, histories, and worldviews as told by Indigenous voices. Want to know more about Orange Shirt Day? This is the link for you: https://splibrary.ca/national-day-truth-reconciliation
More resources from the Government of Canada site: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html
The Falstaff Family Centre is hosting six days of by-donation activities from Sept. 25-30 in support of Truth and Reconciliation Week and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. A list of those events HERE.
How do you intend to honour National Truth and Reconciliation Day this Friday, September 30th? We have more suggestions.
- Participate in events in our area and the region
- Spend the day in reflection and conversation with friends and family
- Wear Orange T-shirts in support of the day (purchased from and made by Indigenous artists and businesses)
- Consider donating to an Indigenous organization locally or across Turtle Island
- Read the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- Purchase a book by an Indigenous writer from one of our local bookstores, our local library, or an Indigenous-owned business online
May we grow as a learning city, acknowledging that the path to reconciliation and anti-racism is ongoing and requires the commitment and best of us all.