03 Oct Truth and Reconciliation Day
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For those that received a day off yesterday – we hope you had a moment to reflect, to learn, to appreciate that we still have a ways to go. This was not just a day off. The phrase “Every Child Matters” should be enough for every family to feel an impact. It should resonate in each of our souls.
We are meant to honour the children that didn’t come home – let’s give them their names back, let their families know the truth and understand that the trauma that some survivors went through, is very much still affecting them today. The families deserve peace. This was not 100’s of years ago. The average age for a residential school survivors is close to 76 now. Do you know anyone in your family or friend’s circle in their 70’s?
STING has always had a special place in our hearts for the Indigenous. We’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with many different bands over the last 15 years and have made new friends and created awesome relationships in remote places and cities near us, that we will keep long into retirement. We felt welcomed into their communities as we gave Basic Security Training to people starting their new careers, creating their own companies, making fresh starts.
We hope Truth and Reconciliation can be achieved.