Town Hall closed Sept. 30 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Print Article Font Size
Please note that Town of Golden services and facilities (including Town Hall and the Arena) will be closed to the public on Thursday, Sept. 30 to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. ⁣⁣
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This is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Learn more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation here: https://bit.ly/2XSEBQY⁣⁣
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September 30, is also Orange Shirt Day, a day to wear orange in an effort to raise awareness of the tragic legacy of residential schools and to honour the thousands of Survivors. Learn more about Orange Shirt Day at orangeshirtday.org or watch this video of Phyllis Webstag sharing her story and the origin of Orange Shirt Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuW4WbekhxY  ⁣⁣
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Golden sits on the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwépemc people, and is home to the Métis Nation Columbia River Society. The Town of Golden recognizes and acknowledges the history and ongoing legacy of residential schools and honours the Survivors, their families and communities. The Métis Nation Columbia River Society has invited Town staff to participate in “The Blanket Exercise” on Thursday and we have encouraged our staff to take part in the powerful history lesson about Indigenous peoples in Canada. ⁣⁣
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Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Here are some resources to stay informed and get involved:⁣⁣