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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

The County of Elgin, Municipality of Dutton Dunwich and Municipality of West Elgin is committed to recognizing and commemorating the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and communities, and to honour those affected by this injustice.

We invite all community members to join us on *September 30th*
- 9:30 - 11:30am @West Lorne Arena
- 1:00 - 3:00pm - Dutton Dunwich Fire Hall

Schedule of Events

  • Opening Prayer & Drumming
  • Land Acknowledgement 
  • Welcome to traditional territory by Chief Adrian Chrisjohn, Oneida Nation of the Thames
  • Welcome by Municipality of Dutton Dunwich
  • Every Child Matters Flag Raising
  • Indigenous Storytime from Elgin County Library

What you can do for #orangeshirtday

  • Wear your orange shirt 
  • Read books by Indigenous authors including Phyillis Webstad's book "The Orange Shirt"
  • Review the 94 Truth and Reconciliation calls to action and commit to at least one
  • Identify and connect with your local Indigenous serving organizations

Together we will open the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. This day will be an opportunity to create meaningful discussions about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy that have left behind. Discussions all Canadians and our community members can turn into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.

  • Office Hours

  • Monday to Friday,
  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • (except statutory holidays)