To the Editor:

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day for Canadians to recall the history of residential schools, and acknowledge the deep harm done to thousands of innocent children and those who came after them.

As settlers in this land, we need to listen, acknowledge the truth, and accept expressions of the pain that we caused. The future must include an end to the taking of children, by whatever means, with a commitment to a future that we all share with love, respect, and humility.

John Henning