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The Qu’Appelle Valley Friendship Centre Held an amazing event on September 30th to recognize The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day hosted an array of presenters, speakers and wonderful performers.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a federal statutory holiday which was created this year by the Government of Canada to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities. It was established in response to the 80th call to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.

The Qu’Appelle Valley Friendship Centre (QVFC) is an incorporated not-for-profit and registered charitable, urban indigenous corporation situated in the urban indigenous community of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. QVFC delivers direct, partnership or indirect programming (through other key community stakeholders that rent space in the facility).

Programming provided is designed to meet needs and fill in gaps in services for the local urban indigenous clientele. Clientele are indigenous people in the urban setting, with accommodation for non-indigenous individuals in an effort to improve relations and increase harmony (i.e. Friendship) between the races.