Statement from NL NDP Leader Jim Dinn on Truth and Reconciliation Day


For Immediate Release

30 September, 2022


“Truth and Reconciliation Day is a day to reflect on the impacts of residential schools in Canada, and for all of us to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples living across our province. Today they continue to face colonial policies and institutional barriers in the wake of intergenerational trauma. The NL NDP will continue to put pressure on government to implement provincial responsibilities under the Calls to Action towards true reconciliation.


“Indigenous communities on the North Coast of Labrador continue to face economic marginalization. They are witnessing climate change take from them their ability to hunt, fish, and provide for their families. This reality leads to greater food insecurity across the region.


“We echo the calls from First Voice NL calling for a Provincial Reconciliation Council and are marking the day with education. Learn about the realities Indigenous peoples in our province face. Read the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and the Calls for Justice from the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Read the preliminary report on police oversight from First Light NL. Find Truth and Reconciliation events happening in your area and take part to listen, and hear the truths of our Indigenous communities.”


NL NDP Leader Jim Dinn will be attending the Prayer Release Event at 6:00pm in the Pippy Park Courtyard.


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For further information, contact Eddy St. Coeur, Director of Communications, NDP Caucus at 729-2137 (o), or eddystcoeur@gov.nl.ca