National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A Resource List

September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. It is a day to acknowledge, witness, and honour residential school survivors and their families while taking action in the process of reconciliation. 

It is known as Orange Shirt Day, a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada in the Spring of 2013. 

The date was chosen because late September is the time of year when children were taken from their homes and sent to residential schools. 

Trent University Library and Archives has created a list of books, films, and other resources to support our community members in learning about and reflecting upon the truth of residential schools, honouring the children who were hurt, lost, and killed, listening to survivors, and honouring their healing process. 

You can find this resource list, as well as make suggestions for more resources to be added to the list, here: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A Resource List

This list includes resources that are freely available to all community members, as well as information on how to find resources at the Trent Library & Archives and the Peterborough Public Library.