All flags at Grey County offices will be lowered on July 1 to honour and pay respect to the Indigenous children being discovered at residential schools across Canada.
This Canada Day, we want to acknowledge the truth of residential schools and their ongoing impact on Indigenous communities in Grey County and beyond. We want to express our deepest condolences to the Indigenous families, communities and everyone who continues to work through grief from the recent discoveries.
“We also want to acknowledge the ongoing work we must all do with respect to reconciliation with our First Nations and Indigenous communities,” said Grey County Warden Selwyn Hicks. “Our nation was built on policies of disenfranchisement, and on native land. We have a long way to go to redress historic actions and ongoing inequities that keep many people from feeling safe, included and enjoying full participation.”
We will continue to listen, learn, and honour the stories and lives of these children. We encourage you to become familiar with the Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and reflect on our individual responsibilities to our collective path toward reconciliation.
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