Make September 30 a Provincial Holiday
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity for all of us to reflect upon the tragedy of the residential school system, to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools, and to commit to reconciliation.
Making September 30th a provincial statutory holiday will provide working people with the opportunity to use the day to learn, quietly reflect, or participate in reconciliation events in their communities.
Saskatchewan's labour movement is committed to reconciliation and justice for indigenous peoples. The provincial government must recognize the role they play in reconciliation and the importance of this day, and immediately legislate September 30th as a provincial holiday.