Whitehorse crosswalks mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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To commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Council of Yukon First Nations, and the City of Whitehorse formally acknowledged Whitehorse’s new crosswalks on Friday morning.

The three orange-and-white strips are at the intersection of Black and Front Streets, directly in front of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Doris Bill, chief of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation, said for her, as a residential school survivor, this day and the crosswalks are a form of reflection and remembrance.

“For us, it’s really important that we raise awareness around our history and our past and what has happened to us,” she said.

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