September 29, 2021 

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Swx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) – First Nations Summit leaders are pleased that, what has traditionally been known as “Orange Shirt Day”, has been established as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal day of observance to honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. This is an opportunity for all Canadians to pause and learn about Indigenous cultures and issues and the deeply traumatic and negative effects of Canada’s colonial history, including the horrific residential school system.