PCLC recognizes and supports the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Peterborough Community Legal Centre recognizes that it is situated on the treaty and traditional territory of the Mississauga (Michi Saagiig) Anishnaabe, which is made up of Curve Lake First Nation, Alderville First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
PCLC supports and stands in solidarity with Indigenous People in Canada on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the 9th Annual Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day began as a way to honour First Nation, Inuit and Metis children who were forced to attend residential schools, and to recognize the lasting impact residential schools has had on survivors and their families.
Today serves as an important day for reflection but also an opportunity to remember that reconciliation should occur each and every day. PCLC encourages everyone to learn more about the residential school system, Orange Shirt Day, and ways to engage in meaningful reconciliation. PCLC also recommends contacting your elected representatives at all levels of government to find out more about how they are contributing to reconciliation and what Indigenous initiatives they are committed to locally, provincially, and federally.