Six Nations Elected Council won’t recognize Canada Day

Six Nations Election Council says it will not be recognizing Canada Day again this year. In a statement released earlier htis week SNEC said it was encouraging everyone to wear orange and remember children lost to the residential school system. “As we continue to reflect on Canada’s colonial legacy and its continued impact on Indigenous peoples, Six Nations will once again not be recognizing Canada Day on July 1st, 2022,” the statement said. The statement encouraged people to “honour the Survivors. We hope that rather than a day of celebration, July 1st can be a day of somber reflection and renewed commitments to furthering the process of reconciliation.” First Nations communities are marking a second year of grappling with last year’s findings of unmarked graves at numerous former residential school…

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