The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation took place across the country.
The Town of Okotoks held a ceremony on Sept 30 in collaboration with local Indigenous elders and groups. Wearing Orange, residents from the town and surrounding communities came to reflect and recognize the legacy of the Canadian residential school system.
A ceremony was held inside of a teepee provided by the town's Indigenous Relations Adviser, Desmond Jackson. Traditional berry soup and bannock were served with a prayer and concluded in a community round dance.
To commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and to honour the survivors, their families and communities, the Okotoks Municipal Centre will be illuminated in orange on September 30 until sunrise the next morning.