National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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On June 2021, the Government of Canada passed Bill C-5 to name September 30 as a federal statutory day of remembrance. It is observed as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 30th is also known as Orange Shirt Day. It is a day where we commemorate, witness and honour the healing journeys of residential school survivors and their families. It is an invitation to engage in meaningful discussion with friends, family and colleagues about the history and continued legacy of the residential school system. At Dixon, September 30th also marks a day we recognize the overrepresentation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women and girls as victims of violence in Canada.