The City of Timmins officially recognizing 10 Indigenous days and events is a step toward reconciliation, according to Coun. Kristin Murray.
Timmins council approved the move at its June 29 meeting.
“This is a small step in getting us to where we need to be. And it doesn’t negate the fact that there’s other days we need to address, this is just calling attention to the fact that we need to work towards reconciliation,” said Murray.
The days and events being recognized are:
- National Indigenous Languages Day on March 31
- National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls May 5
- National Indigenous History Month in June
- National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21
- Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30
- Sisters in Spirit Vigil Oct. 4
- Treaty Recognition Week in November
- Inuit Day on Nov. 7
- Indigenous Veterans Day Nov. 8
- Louis Riel Day on Nov. 16.