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National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Resources – September 30, 2021

September 30, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In anticipation of the newly established federal day of reflection – The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – the Right Relations Team and Canadian Shield Regional Council would like to encourage each community of faith to commemorate this day in a meaningful way.  Here are some suggestions of a few events in some areas around our Region.  There are many more events happening in our region that are not listed here.  We hope that this list will serve as a catalyst for you to honour this day.

Online or Televised Events
United in Learning “Indigenous Children Then, Now, and Tomorrow” on September 29, 5:30‒7:00 p.m. Eastern. Panellists will touch on topics including Indigenous children in residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, the Millennial Scoop, and bringing our children home. Register at United in Learning.

Join in a candlelight vigil on September 30 with Indigenous Ministries and Justice Executive Minister Murray Pruden at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on the Indigenous Ministries Facebook page.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation –
5-day national event – This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists.

CBC’s National Day for Truth And Reconciliation – Thursday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on CBC
This broadcast special is conceived and created by The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) hosted by the University of Manitoba and produced by NCTR in collaboration with Insight Productions, in association with CBC/Radio-Canada and APTN. The one-hour national special will broadcast on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One and CBC Listen.

North Bay Area
North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre – September 30, 11 am – 2 pm  – 980 Cassells Street, back parking lot. Moving Forward as One.  BBQ, Traditional Dancers, Song and more!
Nipissing First Nations – Community Walk – September 30,  9 – 10:30 am  – Meet at Garden Village Outdoor Rink

Sudbury Area
N’Swakamok Native Friendship – September 30, 1:30 – 2:30 pm   – In the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Parking Lot.  Drum, Prayer and Speaker.
Walk for Healing – September 30, 9 am – Meet at the Sagamok Anishnawbek Welcome Sign and walk to Spanish Residential School Grounds.  Sacred Fire and Prayer

Thessalon Community Hall Fire Arbour – September 30, 10 am  – Sacred Fire and Pipe Ceremony – Shingwauk Residential School survivor speaker

Sault Ste Marie Area
Algoma University, the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC), Anishinaabe Academic Resource Centre and the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Association – September 30, 9 am on – Shingwauk Residential School Site.  In person events and also available online.
Sault Ste Marie Indian Friendship Centre – September 30,  4:30 – 6 pm   –  Peaceful walk through Whitefish Island. Meet at the SSM Canal Pedestrian Bridge

Thunder Bay Area
Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre – September 30,  3 – 6 pm   –  Marina Park
The City of Thunder Bay has several events planned


Susan Whitehead