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September 30th: Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada

Every Child Matters

 

On September 30th, we stop and reflect on the tragedy of the Residential School System in Canada.

Following the tragic discovery by the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc in May 2021, the GSS remains committed to assisting our members in gaining a better understanding of these issues at play by providing information resources on residential schools and Canada’s colonial policies towards Indigenous peoples.

A link to our statement from the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc discovery can be found here: https://sfugradsociety.ca/residential-schools-tragic-discoveries/

Additionally, the GSS has compiled some updated resources for students who are looking to gain more information on this delicate matter:

CBC

CBC Residential School Map: https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/beyond-94-residential-school-map/

Your questions answered about Canada’s Residential School System: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-residential-schools-kamloops-faq-1.6051632

CBC to air documentary on Tk’emlups residential school: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/bc-news/cbc-to-air-documentary-thursday-on-discovery-at-tkemlups-residential-school-4951220

SFU

Indigenous Student Centre: https://www.sfu.ca/students/indigenous/events/orange-shirt-day.html

Government of Canada

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1450124405592/1529106060525

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