2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Thank you for taking part in the 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  We encourage you to continue to explore ways to put reconciliation into action.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the online events on September 30. The recordings of the presentations can be found here. 

AHS has been commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 for many years, to recognize the history and truthful impacts of residential schools in Alberta. The Orange Shirt Day movement started in 2013 after a Residential School Survivor spoke about having the orange shirt her grandmother bought for her taken away on her first day of school when she was 6 years old. Read her story here.

Wearing an orange shirt symbolizes the harm done to residential school students and their families, and shows a commitment to the principle that every child matters. By acknowledging and understanding the truth of the past, we can take steps to move forward towards reconciliation. 

This year Orange Shirt Day became the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We are more unified in our grief as we follow the ongoing recovery efforts taking place near the sites of former residential schools around the country and we are inviting all AHS staff, physicians, students and volunteers to take this opportunity to consider their own reconciliation journey.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the online events on September 30. The recordings of the presentations can be found here. 

AHS has been commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 for many years, to recognize the history and truthful impacts of residential schools in Alberta. The Orange Shirt Day movement started in 2013 after a Residential School Survivor spoke about having the orange shirt her grandmother bought for her taken away on her first day of school when she was 6 years old. Read her story here.

Wearing an orange shirt symbolizes the harm done to residential school students and their families, and shows a commitment to the principle that every child matters. By acknowledging and understanding the truth of the past, we can take steps to move forward towards reconciliation. 

This year Orange Shirt Day became the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We are more unified in our grief as we follow the ongoing recovery efforts taking place near the sites of former residential schools around the country and we are inviting all AHS staff, physicians, students and volunteers to take this opportunity to consider their own reconciliation journey.

*Please note: this page is moderated and any inappropriate or disrespectful content will be edited and/or removed.

Thank you for taking part in the 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  We encourage you to continue to explore ways to put reconciliation into action.

Do you have a question about Indigenous Health & History? This is a safe space to ask your questions.  


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    Will Jamie Harmon's "Tips List" for preparing a Land Acknowledgement be posted here?

    scottoddie asked over 2 years ago

    Hello, and thank you for your question.  We have posted "Tips for developing a Land Acknowledgement Statement" here.

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    I missed the second half of the Land Acknowledgments session, will the recordings be made available to watch later? It would be great if we could get an email with the links. Thank You

    Jeff Wright asked over 2 years ago

    Hi there, and thank you for your message.  All the presentations where we have permission to share the recordings will be posted on the Together4Health page under "AHS Presentations."