Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s to Recognize National Truth and Reconciliation Day
To honour survivors, their families and Indigenous communities, and to raise awareness about the legacy of residential schools in Canada, the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2021.
Please note the following closures and cancellations on September 30th, 2021:
- The Town Office and facilities will be closed for the day.
- All recreation programs will not be going ahead for the day.
- Waste collection will be postponed on Thursday, September 30th. Thursday’s collection will take place on Monday, October 4th.
The Town is encouraging all persons to take time on September 30th to learn more about our Indigenous peoples, to reflect and acknowledge our history, and to learn more about residential schools.
- First Light (www.firstlightnl.ca): registered non-profit organization that serves the urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous community alike by providing programs and services rooted in the revitalization, strengthening and celebration of Indigenous cultures and languages in the spirit of trust, respect, and friendship.
- Office of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, Government of NL (www.gov.nl.ca/exec/iar): department focuses on a principle-based relationship with Indigenous people, characterized by mutual respect, which is the foundation for sound Government policies and programs, vibrant and prosperous Indigenous communities.
- Indigenous Peoples, Government of Canada (www.canada.ca/en/services/indigenous-peoples.html): Information on Government of Canada Programs for Indigenous people and to learn more about Indigenous peoples and communities in Canada.