National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Message for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Posted on 09/28/2023

The Red River Valley School Division honours the students of Residential Schools, their families, and their communities.  Saturday, September 30th is a day for reflection on this dark and tragic legacy all across Canada.  This week students have been learning about Indigenous culture, Residential Schools, and the negative impacts of colonization and assimilation on Indigenous Peoples.  Students have also been learning about the important role of all Canadian citizens in the process of Reconciliation.

The Red River Valley School Division believes that Every Child Matters and wishes to be an agent for Reconciliation in Treaty 1 territory.  We encourage our students, staff, and families to wear orange this Saturday, and to reflect on Reconciliation.  Students and staff are also encouraged to wear orange on Friday, Sept. 29 in all of our schools to show we believe that Every Child Matters.   For more information on Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day you can visit these websites:, and

“The Red River Valley School Division wishes to acknowledge that we educate our youth on Treaty 1 lands, the ancestral home of the Anishinaabe, Ininew, Dakota people and homeland of the Red River Métis. The Red River Valley School Division respects all First Nations and the Treaties that were made on this territory.”


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