Today, September 30, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a day to reflect on the painful history and impacts of the residential school system on Indigenous peoples, and to advance the healing of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.
This day has been known since 2013 as Orange Shirt Day, which honours the story of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, a residential school survivor whose orange shirt was taken from her on her first day at residential school. You can read her story here.
Resolute is committed to nurturing the relationships we have with Indigenous peoples, many of whom are partners and collaborators in forest management planning and our operations. As a gesture of solidarity with these and all Indigenous communities across Canada, we have invited our Canadian employees to wear an orange shirt to work today.
Source: The Resolute Blog