Today marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day we set aside every year to honour both residential school survivors and those who never made it home. The day is especially important for their families and communities – publicly remembering this painful past and its ongoing effects is key to healing.
My name is Ernest Bishop. I am Six Nations Upper Mohawk. I also carry the title of Indigenous Persons Liaison for my great union, Teamsters Canada. I would like to take this opportunity to speak on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.