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Survivors' Flag Raising

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In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, Elder Thelma Sculthorp, along with representatives from the Edson Friendship Centre and the Town of Edson, raised the Survivors’ Flag at the Edson Civic Centre today.  It will be flown until the end of September.

The Survivors’ Flag is an expression of remembrance, meant to honour residential school Survivors and all the lives and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada. Each element depicted on the flag was carefully selected by Survivors from across Canada, who were consulted in the flag’s creation.” More detailed information can be found on the following link:  https://nctr.ca/exhibits/survivors-flag/

Edson Town Council was gifted the Survivors’ Flag by Elder Frieda Maynard at the September 5th Council meeting, where Council approved the Town’s new Land Acknowledgement Policy.

The raising of the flag was approved at last night’s Council Meeting and falls in line with Council’s Strategic Pillar of Creating a Connected Community that is Safe and Inclusive. It demonstrates Council’s commitment to building strong relationships with Indigenous people and organizations, while working towards implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.