National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30
September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It recognizes the tragic legacy of residential schools, the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of these institutions.
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.
False Creek Community Centre acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
To learn more about the land False Creek Community Centre is on and surrounded by, click the below link!