Sept 29, 2023

Truth and Reconciliation 2023

The National Day for Truth & Reconciliation takes place on September 30th. Also known as Orange Shirt Day, it is a time of remembrance to observe and commemorate the history, legacy, and intergenerational impacts the residential school system has had. It is also to raise awareness on the missing children and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.

Aplin Martin’s staff participated in Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training. This training represented a significant step towards fostering a more inclusive and culturally competent workplace. It allowed for a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspective, culture, and history. We believe that with this training, it has cultivated a better understanding of the needs of our Indigenous clients and how they differ from our non-Indigenous clients as well as raising awareness about unconscious biases that may exist and learning how to challenge and change them.

We hope that through these efforts, we as an organization can contribute to the ongoing process of reconciliation by becoming more informed and active allies to Indigenous communities. We would like to thank our host L. Maynard Harry, Founder and Principal of Indigenous Insight for leading this informative, and enriching gathering. To learn more about Indigenous Insight, visit the website at: