Town of Milton to unveil new commemorative orange crosswalk
Published June 7, 2022 at 10:15 am
The Town of Milton will soon be unveiling its new orange crosswalk, to commemorate the victims and survivors of Residential Schools.
The unveiling will take place at 50 Martin St. on June 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Throughout 2021, Milton council made various efforts towards Indigenous cultural awareness and resurgence in the Town, while also cultivating strong relationships as the first step towards reconciliation.
Council also passed a resolution last year as a commitment to annually recognize Sept. 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation which included several actions.
One of these actions was to install an orange crosswalk to commemorate all Indigenous children while recognizing and supporting the Town’s local Indigenous community.
“We still have a lot of work to do, but we are continuing to make efforts to cultivate strong relationships with our Indigenous community and to recognize our roles and necessary actions towards reconciliation,” said Mayor Krantz back in September.
“On September 30, and every day, please do your part to commemorate truth and reconciliation, recognize Canada’s tragic and painful history towards our Indigenous Peoples, and honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. Every Child Matters.”
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