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The Timmins Police Service was represented by Deputy Chief Henry Dacosta at this morning’s “Truth and Reconciliation” proclamation ceremony hosted by the Timmins Native Friendship Center (TNFC) .

In keeping with September 30th being publicly acknowledged as Truth and Reconciliation Day, Deputy Chief Dacosta was on hand along with Mayor Pirie and a host or TNFC personnel to commemorate

this compelling culturally relevant proclamation.

This ceremonial proclamation will hopefully serves as  a symbolic gesture designed to inspire and raise public awareness of historical atrocities.

These colonial injustices are acknowledged by the Timmins Police Service.

It is hoped that September 30th will inspire inclusion and raise public awareness about the important cultural contribution that the local indigenous population makes in making Timmins such a richly diverse community.

The added importance and significance of this proclamation is focused on ensuring that the expression “every child matters” serves as a reminder of past mistreatment of Indigenous populations