Why the National Day for Truth

On September 30, Canada will have its second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This is a time to remember the children who died

while being forced to go to church-run or government-funded residential schools, as well as those who survived and made it home, as well as

their families and communities, which are still dealing with the effects of the trauma.

But despite the goal of the day, there is evidence that not all Canadians understand what the day is for or how it can be used most effectively

to move reconciliation forward. Eva Jewell, a professor at Toronto Metropolitan University and research director

at the Yellowhead Institute, told Unreserved's Rosanna Deerchild, "The gravity of the day isn't really understood or acknowledged

The federal statutory holiday was made official last year, just a few days after the Tk'emlps te Secw├ępemc First Nation confirmed that 215 possible

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