City of Richmond staff don orange to commemorate residential schools, despite on-going lawsuits

Richmond News

The City of Richmond and its staff will be wearing orange on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept. 30, to honour residential school survivors and children who died in these church-run facilities.

City hall will be closed but other city facilities, like community centres, will be open. …

The City of Richmond and its council have been publicly criticized for not doing a land acknowledgment at the beginning of its meetings.

However, Richmond’s mayor Malcolm Brodie has cited two lawsuits over land issues as the reason for not being able to acknowledge Richmond is on unceded First Nations’ land. …

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