September 30, 2021 is the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The intent of the day is to ensure public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process. The day coincides with Orange Shirt Day, which is occurring during Truth and Reconciliation Week – September 27 to October 1, 2021.
OSSTF/FEESO is committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. Members are encouraged to participate and support local and provincial events during Truth and Reconciliation Week.
Members can participate virtually by sharing/posting the attached images and messages on social media to support for these events. The following hashtags can also be used as part of a social media messaging plan involving these day of significance: #OrangeShirtDay #EveryChildMatters #residentialschools #OSSTF
• Full Circle—First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing NEW 2021 Addition – Métis resource
• First Nations, Métis and Inuit Resources for Educators — Indian Residential Schools in Canada