Understanding the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day that coincides with Orange Shirt Day. It recognizes the tragic legacy of residential schools, the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of these institutions.

Start your learning journey here by exploring the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Learn about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Learn more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the events taking place to mark the day.

Promotional resources

Free educational and promotional resources for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Begin your learning journey

Explore the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples through these interactive resources.

Indigenous history

Read more about Indigenous peoples, also known as Aboriginal peoples, historic contributions from the Royal Proclamation of 1763 through the world wars to today.

Reconciliation

Learn what work has been done to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.

Follow the discussions online

To find out more about First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led virtual activities, please visit the official pages for National Indigenous Organizations:

Join in the conversation

Share how you are observing this day on social media by using our downloadable promotional resources.

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