September 30th is designated as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is also for educating ourselves and reflecting on the systemic effects of residential schools and harmful government policies.
Many reserves across Canada still do not have access to safe drinking water. Indigenous women, girls, and those a part of the LGBTQ+ community go missing or are murdered at alarming rates. Recent discoveries of unmarked graves on residential school grounds further prove the importance of this Truth and Reconciliation Day.