National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today we honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We implore people across the Nation to take the day to reflect on the harmful legacy of the residential school system in Canada. Today is for learning, listening and respectful commemoration.

The findings that have surfaced of the missing children of the residential institutions have been immense. Canadians are finally acknowledging the living history that has caused trauma and grief within Indigenous families for generations. 

We honour the resilience of Indigenous people across Canada and hold space for our community. We send prayers, peace and strength to those who have carried the burden of pain, trauma and grief.

The action of making September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal statutory holiday, marks the beginning of moving forward together. Indigenous and non-Indigenous people will continue to build relationships and heal. The journey will continue to challenge us, but the necessary outcome is what makes the work so important.

We are with you and will continue to assist and work for you.

- Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association Board of Directors and Staff