National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is intended to honour the survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system and educate Canadians about their experiences. This is an important commemoration of the painful history and the impacts of residential schools which continue today. 

On this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Law Society will be observing September 30 as a day of commemoration to reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of Residential Schools. This means that most Law Society operations, including the Great Library, will be closed on Thursday, September 30. We will resume normal hours of operation Friday, October 1.

So to commemorate this day, we have gathered some resources that provide education surrounding Truth and Reconciliation, as well as other organizations and supports (these are only a sampling of resources available):

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Indigenous Law Portal

An upper gallery of the Library of Congress lobby

The Indigenous Law Portal is a free resource for indigenous law researchers worldwide. The site contains a growing collection of primary documents relating to North and Central American Indigenous Peoples, and acts as gateway to the websites of national and international indigenous advocacy organizations.

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