Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Central Québec School Board honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
On September 30, let’s all wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.
Among the various visual elements illustrating Indigenous cultures, the circle is at the centre, which represents being together in a spirit of reconciliation. The orange colour represents truth-telling and healing. The pathway represents the road to reconciliation. The eagle represents First Nations. The narwhal represents Inuit. The beaded flower represents Métis. The stars represent the children who never made it home from residential schools. The orange smoke represents Indigenous traditions, spirituality, inclusion and diversity.