The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre In Whistler
The National Day For Truth And Reconciliation falls tomorrow, on September 30th. As we read through the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s Instagram:
‘Thursday, September 30th is now a federal statutory holiday to recognize the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. Everyone is encouraged to reflect on the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused Indigenous families and communities, and to honour those who have been affected by this injustice.
September 30th is also Orange Shirt Day, a day to honour Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, and all Indigenous Children forced into residential School. Phyllis tells the story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl.’
If you happen to be in Whistler, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is offering free admission for speakers, conversation, dance, crafts and tours. If not, you can learn much through their website and online resources. ‘Reflect on our History. Connect to the Land.’
Header Photo: James Wheeler