Today, Sept. 30, is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This is an important moment to acknowledge, remember and honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities, and to take actionable steps towards reconciliation. We encourage all of our followers to visit the Canadian government website to learn more about this tragic history and to discover ways we can all continue to educate ourselves and support Indigenous causes.
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting Indigenous communities across Canada, Murphy’s Farm has been raising support for the Indian Residential School Survivors’ Society (IRSSS) over the past several months through the sales of handmade dish cloths (generously made and donated by Diana R. Jazwinski). 100% of the sales of these dish cloths has been directed towards the cause, and we are pleased to share that we have made a $1,250 donation to the IRSSS. Learn more about this cause at www.irsss.ca.
We are also pleased to have welcomed Roots + Raven, a local Indigenous-owned business, to decorate one of our sponsored hay bales in support of Sept. 30 and the Every Child Matters movement, serving as a reminder to all of our guests about the importance of this day and this ongoing cause.
In addition, our staff will be observing the day by wearing either orange shirts or orange ribbons.
Once again, these gestures and this new national day of observance are only the beginning – the journey towards reconciliation is a long and often difficult one, and must be something we strive towards year-round. We are committed to doing what we can to educate ourselves and our community, and to put action behind our words. Together, we can and will create a better tomorrow for all families across Canada.