Yedam Jang/ Staff reporter
On September 30, 2021, celebrated the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day. What are the Gleneagles thinking?
The National Truth and Reconciliation Day is a day to remember children who died in Canadian Aboriginal boarding schools around the 1880s. According to the Government of Canada, this day provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the tragic history and enduring legacy of boarding schools and honor survivors, families, and communities.
Hunter Brian, EAL Teacher, said, “We must have a time of silence and remembrance for this day. We also need to preserve and learn from indigenous cultures.” “The perpetrators, in this case, are the government, and their harassment was very inhumane,” Hunter
Additionally, Subeen Lee, grade11, said, “I respect the people who worked hard to make this day a federal statutory holiday.”
Try to preserve the culture of the indigenous people, and a genuine apology starts with recognition.
“A true apology starts with acknowledgment. The perpetrator will have to say, “Yes, we did.” And we are also responsible. We need to be determined not to do this again.” said Hunter.
Liz Jung, grade12, said, “Our generation is living in a better era than it was. That’s why I think that we should pass on a better era to the next generation. I pay tribute to those who tried to make the situation better even in those days.”