Prayers for Peacemakers 22 September 2021 Turtle Island Solidarity Network

 

This year the Canadian federal government declared 30 September to be the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. This day was previously known as "Orange Shirt Day," a day where we honour the Indigenous children who were killed and those who survived residential schools. While the mainstream media has moved on to other topics, unmarked and mass graves continue to be uncovered across Turtle Island. Over 6500 graves have been found since June and we know more will be found. These graves serve as physical markers of the killings, but there are also stories of children and babies buried in walls and burned in furnaces.  We pray for those who survived residential school.  We pray for those who never returned home. We pray for justice. We pray that the violence against Indigenous people stops and the perpetrators are held to account.