City statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
As we approach the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we’re reminded of the significance this day serves.
September 30th is a solemn occasion to acknowledge the painful legacy of residential schools in the Yukon and across the country.
It is a day to honour Survivors, their families, and the countless lives affected by this dark chapter in Canadian history.
The recent findings at the former Choutla Residential School in Carcross further highlight the inter-generational impacts that continue to ripple across our community.
Residents are encouraged to learn more about the history of First Nations in our community including the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and Kwanlin Dün First Nation on whose Traditional Territories the City lies. It is also important to listen to those with lived experiences to better understand how these schools continue to impact our community.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day of reflection, but also a reminder that reconciliation is a journey and when we work together, we can ensure a brighter future for all.