Today is Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
A day to acknowledge the country’s colonial past and the suffering inflicted on Indigenous peoples, especially children sent to residential schools and their families. A day to honour survivors as well as those who were not returned to their parents.
A day to get informed and sensitized, to listen and understand. And also, a day to look ahead. To transition from symbolic gestures, important as they may be, to concrete transformative actions towards a truly inclusive society.