École Tantallon Senior Elementary

Truth and Reconciliation Week

On September 30, Nova Scotia will observe the first annual Truth and Reconciliation Day. The purpose of this day is to honour those who attended Residential Schools in Canada and to acknowledge the harm and intergenerational trauma experienced by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Survivors, their families and their communities.

September 30 is also Orange Shirt Day – a national movement to recognize the experiences of residential school survivors and to demonstrate a collective belief that every child matters. This day calls for all Canadians to wear orange in the spirit of healing and reconciliation.

This year, Orange Shirt Day will be honoured on September 29 in HRCE. We encourage all staff and students to wear orange on Wednesday.