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Libraries Honour Truth and Reconcilliation Day

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Saddle Hills County Libraries Closed September 30th

The Saddle Hills County Municipal Library Board recognizes September 30th as National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. To honor indigenous people and cultures, the Libraries in Bonanza, Savanna, and Woking will be closed on September 30th.

In June, the federal government passed new legislation  making September 30 a national statutory holiday commemorating National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The designation of this day is in response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and is meant to honour survivors, their families, and communities.

It also ensures the ongoing commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools will remain a vital part of the reconciliation process.

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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013.

This project was the vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student himself.  It brought together former students and their families from the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and St’at’imc  Nations along with the Cariboo Regional District, the Mayors and municipalities, School Districts and civic organizations in the Cariboo Region. 

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