National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
The Iqaluit City Council is proud to acknowledge and support the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – which is action #80 in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report. Residents and city staff are encouraged to take time to reflect, and city staff will have the day off in order to participate in the community event for this day.
Statement from Mayor Bell:
“I want to thank the Iqaluit City Council for recognizing the significance of this date and allowing time for our residents and staff to reflect and participate in the community events. This is a day to recognize the history and legacy of residential schools as it pertains to the progression of reconciliation for Inuit and other Indigenous communities to ensure that they are honoured and supported. We recognize the profound and long-lasting traumatic impact that Residential Schools had on individuals and their families, as well as the countless injustices and pain that communities had to endure. Reconciliation is collective accountability for all Canadians and requires action not just today, but every day. ”
Please note that the National Indian Residential School Survivor Support Line provides support for former students and those affected. Access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line at 1-866-925-4419.
For more information, please contact:
A/Communications and Customer Service Manager
City of Iqaluit
G.Byrne@iqaluit.ca | 867-979-5619