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The history and importance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

Every September, Canada marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Established in 2021, this national statutory Holiday coincides with Orange Shirt Day. Both days recognize the tragic legacy of Canada’s residential school system, the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of these institutions. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) honours the survivors of residential schools, the children who never returned home, and their families and communities. Public commemoration of the residential school system’s tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts is…