Truth and Reconciliation Day
Along with the rest of the country, CGS is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day honours and remembers the children who were sent to residential institutions in Canada, including Survivors and those who never came home. We recognize the lasting impact of residential institutions on Indigenous communities today.
At CGS, we have taken time to reflect on what truth and reconciliation mean to us. We all wore our orange shirts as a symbol of our support for the message of truth and reconciliation.
We have read books to better understand the legacy of residential institutions on the Survivors and their families. Our older classes had conversations about the history of residential institutions and their impact on Indigenous communities. After these conversations, our older students expressed our thoughts on how Indigenous children should have felt at school in contrast to how they likely would have felt.
We will continue to reflect throughout the year on issues raised during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.