The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

The National Film Board of Canada has a number of films available to view online for free* including the KCFF selection THE ROAD FORWARD by director Marie Clements (KCFF18). Other titles include films by Alanis Obomsawin, Jeff Barnaby, Kent Monkman and others. You can see the offerings here.

*Except WE WERE CHILDREN which is available to rent for $2.95

If you have been affected by the residential school system and need help, you can contact the 24-hour crisis line at 1-866-925-4419.