India, Oct. 2 -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing flak from the indigenous community for vacationing on the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to commemorate the tragedy of children and survivors of the erstwhile residential school system.

That day was observed on Thursday and Justin Trudeau's official schedule stated he was having private meetings in Ottawa. However, he had actually flown off to the resort of Tofino in British Columbia for a family holiday and was photographed on the beach by the outlet Global News.

Trudeau's office later updated his itinerary to reflect that reality.

That action drew criticism from groups like the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC). Condemning that decision,...