With just a little over a week to go before the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, we are sharing information on an important event happening on September 30th: Remember Me - An Annual Day of Remembrance
Back in July, we shared the volunteer work done by our own Katie Turriff as she helped her cousin Dawn Iehstoseranón:ha pack and ship orange shirts. The proceeds from shirt sales went toward the National Day of Remembrance activities that Dawn is planning on Parliament Hill in the form of the Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance initiative that came to be following the news of the 215 unmarked graves of Indigenous children at the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia.
"Calling all Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunties and Daughters
To Lead the Spirit Walk"
Dawn has put an immense amount of planning into this national gathering to remember Indigenous children and families affected by the Indian Residential Schools and all Indigenous child apprehension programs. The event will take place in Ottawa at Parliament Hill:
'Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance' initiative was birthed immediately after the discovery of the massive unmarked grave of 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. Since writing this, the number of unmarked graves has risen above 1200.
We prepare now for more discoveries, the excavation of the little ones and brace ourselves for two thousand more.
These developments coincide with the federal government’s decision to establish a statutory holiday on September 30th.
This day must be preserved as a national day of awareness and remembrance.
For those not able to attend in person, the event will be livestreamed. See the Remember Me - An Annual Day of Remembrance website for the full schedule of events.
"Gathering and embracing the sacredness of childhood"
It is our honour to have donated to this event and to honour healing and remembering. At SVS, we continue to follow the news and continue to make space for the grief experienced by our clients, our staff, by all Indigenous Nations, and by Canadians in general.
Reconciliation is more than a buzz word for us at SVS. In everything we do, we carry the responsibility to do our part, as a business and as individuals, to recognize the importance of and need for reconciliation. The conversation of what we can do, what we can do better, and how we can serve our clients, our community, and all Indigenous Nations is never over.
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