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GNU: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Press Release

02 August 2022

The Department of Justice would like to remind all Nunavummiut that the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation received assent by Eva Aariak, the Commissioner of Nunavut, at the Spring Legislative Assembly.

In accordance with the amendments made to the Labour Standards Act, Legislation Act and Public Service Act, September 30 is now a designated statutory holiday in Nunavut which applies to Nunavut public services employees and employees of territorially regulated businesses.

Observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, acknowledging the harm from residential schools, and ensuring there is a day to remember and reflect on this dark period of Canada and Nunavut’s history is consistent with Inuuqatigiitsiarniq and promotes reconciliation and healing.


Media Contact:

Isabelle Gingras
Policy and Communications Analyst
Department of Justice
[email protected]


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