A step forward in healing – Castanet

Oct 1, 2021

Penticton community gathered to listen to the Indigenous community and reflect on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Many people came together in Penticton to honour generations of children and their families harmed by the residential school system, for the country’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday.

An unofficial organized walk took place at noon, with over 200 people starting from the Peach and heading over to the residential school memorial on Penticton Indian Band land.

Afterwords, attendees listening to stories shared from the Indigenous community. A moment of silence was held just before Indigenous members sang the Okanagan song at 2:15 p.m., the time to honour the 215 graves discovered in Kamloops.

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