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Kingston City Council: National Truth and Reconciliation Day a civic holiday

A decision by Kingston’s City Council will see National Truth and Reconciliation Day – observed annually on September 30 – a civic holiday, beginning this year. According to the City of Kingston, this move has been made to “encourage municipal employees and the community to observe the occasion as intended.”

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Indigenous community members call for removal of Sir John A. Macdonald statue at ceremony

Members of Kingston’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous community held a sacred fire and land-based ceremony at City Park on Thursday, Jun. 10, 2021, covering the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald with red fabric and demanding its removal and replacement with a monument to residential school survivors. The ceremony began at

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