80. We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
This is such an important recommendation because a National holiday will allow Canadians across the country to be assaulted with information on the history of residential schools.
The cultural genocide that occurred will become a household name and get people talking about it. Canadians will be able to commemorate and pay respect for the grievances Canadian Aboriginals.
Compiled by Hilary Smith