The Sts’ailes flag is a permanent installation beside the Harrison, B.C. and Canadian flags. (File photo)

The Sts’ailes flag is a permanent installation beside the Harrison, B.C. and Canadian flags. (File photo)

Sts’ailes First Nation to host walk to honour Truth and Reconciliation Day

The walk begins at 10:15 a.m.

In observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconcilation on Thursday, Sept. 30, the Sts’ailes First Nation is hosting a walk in honour of residental school survivors and in memory of those who did not survive.

Led by hand drums and songs of healing, the walk is designed to promote awareness about the residential school system and the impact it has had on First Nations people across Canada.

Participants should meet at the Sasaquatch Eco-Lodge at 15500 Morris Valley Road, where tey will walk to Sandpiper Golf Course. A bus for elders will follow the walk.

Chief Ralph Leon will address Orange Shirt Day at 11:15 a.m. and drummers will take the floor. At noon, a shuttle bus will transport participants back to the Eco-Lodge.

For more information, contact the Sts’ailes office at 604-796-2116.

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