Truth and Reconciliation Day September 30th

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage everyone in the community to attend a ceremony, wear orange, familiarize yourself with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and simply, listen.

This day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network will be observing Truth & Reconciliation Day on September 30 as a statutory holiday and our offices will be closed.

Acknowledgment of Land
The Bow Valley Primary Care Network is grateful to reside in the Bow Valley corridor, the Trad

itional Territory of the Îyârhe Nakoda peoples. The Îyârhe Nakoda are part of Treaty 7; an agreement signed in 1877 between the Canadian government, the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Tsuut’ina of the Dene people, and the Îyârhe Nakoda.

We wish to honour the past, present, and future generations of all the Indigenous Peoples who have lived, cared for, and gathered on this land for generations. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we currently reside on.

Please join the Bow Valley Primary Care Network in our commitment to continuing to learn, grow, connect and engage respectfully on these lands.