National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2022
The Federal legislation declaring September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a statutory holiday represents a valuable and important continuation in the truth and reconciliation process. It provides an opportunity to commemorate and observe the tragic history and legacy of residential schools in our country.
Field Law’s involvement with supporting residential school survivors has been an integral part of the firm’s history, something we are very proud to be a part of.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Canada (TRC) and their Calls to Action highlight education as an important part of the reconciliation process. Field Law shares the view that education is vital in the reconciliation process, particularly in law, legal rights, and justice. To help TRC in its mission, Field Law is offering all staff an opportunity to participate in The Path – Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada as provided by the Law Society of Alberta and developed by an Indigenous consulting firm. The program is designed to help Canadians increase their Indigenous cultural understanding in a Canadian context.
We encourage everyone to take time out of their day on September 30 to reflect on the legacy of residential schools, which may include undertaking activities to increase your awareness of the history of residential schools in Canada. We also encourage wearing orange as a way to show your support for survivors and acknowledge the legacy of residential schools.