Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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2021-09-29 10:44 PDT

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th 2021, marked an important day of reconciliation in Canada. Members of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP took the opportunity to reflect on, and acknowledge the legacy of residential schools in British Columbia and the ongoing effect they have had on our communities. RCMP officers visibly supported our Indigenous community members after attending the Lau’welnew Tribal school where students in the grade 8 class participated in marking the Police patrol truck with hand prints in support of the Every Child Matters movement. Additionally, The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP displayed orange ribbons from the community safety and inclusivity tree outside the Detachment in support of National Truth and Reconciliation Day  

RCMP Truck

It is important that members of our organization acknowledge and reflect upon the role that we played throughout the shameful history of residential schools. I believe that the path to reconciliation is dependant on our willingness to learn from, acknowledge, and accept the truth of our past and to strive to ensure a better future by serving all members within our community with respect and inclusivity, said Corporal Andres Sanchez, Media Liaison Officer at the Sidney and North Saanich RCMP. 

The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP proudly serves communities on the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the WSÁNEĆ peoples, including the Tsartlip nation, Tseycum nation, Pauquachin nation, and Tsawout nation.  
 

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Cpl. Andres Sanchez Flores

Media Relations Officer
Sidney North Saanich RCMP
sidney.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Office: 250-656-3931
Fax: 250-656-8139

Email: Andres.Sanchez@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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