The full interview with bonus material:
On September 30, the federal government set aside the day for Canadians to reflect on a travesty of residential schools. It is a statutory holiday officially called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The government approved it in August.
You may recognize the date. September 30 was Orange Shirt Day. It was created to recognize the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being and as an affirmation of people’s commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.
For many, the two days are commemorated together this year.
In this interview, you will hear about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from Alderville Chief Dave Mowat. He will offer his views on the day and talk about how the Alderville community will be acknowledging the horrific legacy of residential schools.
Originally aired: Sept. 24, 2021