Amy Romer

Visual journalist
    
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Nationality: British
Biography: With a background in photography and journalism , I live to tell compelling stories that elevate issues around human rights, social justice and the environment. Originally from the UK, I live in North Vancouver on the unceded territories of the... read on
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Copyright Amy Romer 2022
Updated Oct 2021
Location Vancouver
Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Photographed for Reuters.

September 30, 2021 was Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day of recognition for Canada’s role in the cultural genocide and assimilation of Indigenous peoples into Canadian society, was one of the 94 Calls to Action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2015.

It was not until the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation confirmed the location of roughly 200 burial sites at the former Kamloops Residential School earlier this year, that Parliament approved the new federal statutory holiday.  
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