A march will be held on the University of B-C's Point Grey campus tomorrow in honour of Canada's third Truth and Reconciliation Day.
The march also honours those who suffered at -- or did not come home from -- Indian residential schools in B-C and across the country.
Orange Shirt Day is tomorrow. Learn more about the meaning behind orange shirts and the residential school connection here: https://t.co/K4NjvRbjJz#OrangeShirtDay #EveryChildMatters pic.twitter.com/Kw0GnYkpfh— University of British Columbia (@UBC) September 29, 2023
Tomorrow's event begins at the university's Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre -- and marchers will pause at the Reconciliation Pole where residential school survivor and Snuneymuxw (Snuh-NAY'-mow) First Nation Elder John Jones will speak.
Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim, his Victoria counterpart Mayor Marianne Alto and Yukon Premier Ranj Pillai (pill-AY') are among those who have issued supportive statements in advance of Truth and Reconciliation Day.
We strive to walk together on a path of reconciliation. There can be no healing without truth. There can be no progress without reconciliation. pic.twitter.com/yq8SpszRii— Mayor Ken Sim (@KenSimCity) September 29, 2023
While Kwantlen Polytechnic University has announced the launch of its Indigenous Studies Department in the Faculty of Arts.