September 30 is The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a special day in the history of Canada and for the first time we all are being called to pause and recognize our part in the reconciliation history and journey.
Having attended two hearings I cannot go back, cannot unlearn what I have seen and heard. I am forever changed.
And now we are discovering the remains of children – remains who have been talked about and pointed to for decades and yet ignored. How did this happen we must ask, and how do we respond in a manner that acknowledges and understands it must not be repeated.
Listen to this somber song.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission gave their final report six years ago which included a call to find the burial sites of all these children.
I had a chance, ever so briefly to talk to Murray Sinclair who stood out in the work of the commission and became very much the face of the work and body of the commission. What a strong and brilliant man.
This is a hard topic but one we need to pay attention to.