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Huntsville Commits To Truth & Reconciliation Throughout The Year

Posted: 2021-09-28 07:35:38 By: thebay

During Monday’s electronic town council meeting in Huntsville, council committed to recognizing September 30th, annually,  as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released it’s report in 2015, which included 94 calls to action. Staff are directed to work with members of the Muskoka Area Indigenous Leadership Table to develop a meaningful and culturally appropriate program to ensure the Town of Huntsville recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in future years.

Mayor Terziano advised the flag will fly at half mast on September 30th. The mayor also says that the town will be placing a boulder on a small park at town hall, if the indigenous community agree it would be appropriate.  The boulder would be engraved with the town’s land recognition statement that is read at the beginning of each council meeting.  

Terziano says that staff and elected officials will continue to work towards truth and reconciliation throughout the year.