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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day 2023

Selfadvocatenet.ca is in support of  National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day 2023


This page is to highlight why is it important to recognize indigenous people what many of them went through

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So first part this theme Remembering The Children


What is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day 2023

Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day 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.

This federal statutory holiday was created through legislative amendments made by Parliament.



Indian Act

The Indian Act is the primary law the federal government uses to administer Indian status, local First Nations governments and the management of reserve land. It also outlines governmental obligations to First Nations peoples.

The Indian Act pertains to people with Indian Status; it does not directly reference non-status First Nations people, the Métis or Inuit. First introduced in 1876, the Act subsumed a number of colonial laws that aimed to eliminate First Nations culture in favour of assimilation into Euro-Canadian society.

A new version of the Act was passed in 1951, and since then, has been amended several times, most significantly in 1985, with changes mainly focusing on the removal of discriminatory sections.

It is an evolving, paradoxical document that has enabled trauma, human rights violations and social and cultural disruption for generations of Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous voices on reconciliation

Guidance: Assessment of Potential Impacts on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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