ASD-N Observes Truth and Reconciliation Week

Posted: September 29, 2022

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity for all of us to come together in the spirit of reconciliation, to honour the residential school survivors and their families, and to remember those who did not return home.

Orange Shirt Day is also observed on September 30 each year.  The colour orange is a symbol adopted after residential school survivor Phyllis (Jack) Webstad shared her story of how her new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her on her first day of residential school. To learn more about Phyllis' story and Orange Shirt Day, please visit WELCOME (

There will be no school on Friday, September 30. In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we encourage everyone to make time and space to learn more about Indigenous history and culture, and to participate in a local event.

For those in the Miramichi area,  Mawiw Council Inc. invites the community to join them for two events on September 30, 2022 in Miramichi. They will host a blanket exercise 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon at the Travel Lodge Hotel. Cost is free but registration is required due to limited space.  JEDI's Truth & Reconciliation Day Event: Free Blanket Exercise in Miramichi Tickets, Fri, 30 Sep 2022 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

They will also host a march of unity around Queen Elizabeth Park in Miramichi 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This event wll include speakers, story-tellers, and Indigenous drummers.

Please check your local communities for other events taking place.

If you are unable to attend an event, we encourage you to take time for reflection and observe a period of silence to remember residential school surviviors and their families, and those who did not return home.

Thank you.