Kamloops, BC – September 29, 2022 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) will be observing the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2022.
TNRD offices and libraries will be closed to observe the occasion. TNRD Solid Waste facilities will be open with regular hours.
The TNRD acknowledges the painful history of residential schools, and acknowledges the importance of recognizing this history to advance reconciliation. The TNRD is fully committed to reconciliation, and will continue to grow its relationships with its First Nations partners.
In May of 2022, the TNRD, the City of Kamloops and Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc partnered to create a new orange crosswalk outside of the TNRD Civic Building, located on unceded ancestral lands of the Secwépemc Nation. This crosswalk was created in honour of the one-year anniversary of the confirmation on Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc territory of Le Estcwicwéy̓ (The Missing). We hope that when people use this crosswalk, they will consider the purpose behind it, and consider what actions they can take to walk the path of reconciliation.
As part of recognizing the occasion, 215 cut-outs of orange shirts have been set up on the front windows of the Kamloops Library.
To learn more about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on the Government of Canada website, click here.
Colton Davies, Communications & Marketing Manager
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-6299