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South Bruce acknowledges wrongdoings towards Indigenous Canadians

South Bruce  Mayor Robert Buckle encouraged residents to take time to learn from history, and commit to putting Reconciliation into action on the first national Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
“Today, we acknowledge the past and present wrongdoings towards Indigenous Canadians, particularly through the residential school system. On behalf of Council and staff I encourage all South Bruce residents to take time to learn from history, and commit to putting Reconciliation into action in our community, today and on a regular basis,” said Mayor Robert Buckle.

The Municipality suggested staff wear orange shirts to honour the survivors of the residential school system and raise awareness about this tragic chapter in history. The Municipality reported it has taken steps to acknowledge and recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, by lowering flags to half mast on municipal flag poles and encouraging staff to wear orange shirts to honour the survivors of the residential school system and raise awareness about this tragic chapter in history.

Furthermore, the Municipality has and will continue to take actions to promote education, respect and understanding among staff, Council and the community as part of the process of reconciliation.
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