The City of Portage la Prairie honoured the week of Truth and Reconciliation Monday morning at City Hall by raising an Every Child Matters flag.
Sharilyn Knox, city councillor for the City of Portage, says that the city is very proud to kick off the week in this fashion.
"It's important that our city recognizes the 94 calls to action and figure out where we fit in those and what we can do to move forward as a city and community. So, I encourage people to find out what's happening this week, to wear their orange shirt and remember that Every Child Matters."
Lorraine Daniels, a representative of Long Plain First Nation and the executive director of the National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada, spoke about being present at City Hall Monday morning.
"I just want to say that I was honoured to be part of this event and also that they acknowledged the Truth and Reconciliation Week. It is important to acknowledge the residential school survivors and those who never came home."
Daniel's notes that she encourages everyone to go out and participate in Truth and Reconciliation events all week, including Orange Shirt Day on Friday which coincides with the weeks conclusion.
Councillor Sharilyn Knox, Chair of the Community Services Committee joined Cornell Pashe, Lorraine Daniels, Jacinda Houle and others to proclaim Sept 26 – 30, 2022 as Truth and Reconciliation Week in the City of Portage la Prairie. pic.twitter.com/n49MhZhuIv— City of Portage (@CityofPortage) September 27, 2022