On Thursday, September 30th, all branches of the CBRL will be closed in observance of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This day creates an opportunity to take part in meaningful discussions about the effects of residential schools, conversations meant to build bridges towards truth and reconciliation.
The library has a number of resources in our collection to begin or continue your learning journey. Check out our Indigenous Reads Pinboard.
(Online events hosted by other organizations)
- National Truth and Reconciliation Week – Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 1. Presented by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, this full week of online programming will feature short videos created by Indigenous storytellers, followed by conversations with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Survivors and the children of residential school survivors. Register for the events on Eventbrite.
- Remember Me: National Day of Remembrance – Thursday, September 30, 10 am to 5 pm. A national gathering to remember Indigenous children and families impacted by residential schools, presented by the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada. The day begins with opening ceremonies at Parliament Hill, followed by a Spirit Walk to Confederation Park, concluding with music, art, presentations and installations. Visit the Remember Me website for more information.
- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Government of Canada)