September 30th is National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada. Join BCCWITT staff in observing this day to engage and learn about Truth and Reconciliation. Many B.C. communities will be hosting events to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation — often working in partnership with the Orange Shirt Society. Click here or here for some events taking place across the province.
If you cannot attend an event today, here are some other ways to be involved:
• Wear orange. You can purchase an orange shirt or a beaded lapel pin from the official Orange Shirt Society vendor page. There are also a variety of teaching resources and educational videos available on their website.
• Observe the day by learning something new. Use the opportunity to pick up a book from the #IndigenousReads reading list, get to know the history behind B.C.’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act or explore volunteer and project opportunities listed on Reconciliation Canada.