National Truth and Reconciliation Week (Sep 25-30) Day (Sep 30)
Saturday, September 30th, is Truth and Reconciliation Day in B.C., although many businesses and schools will take the statutory holiday on Monday, October 2nd.
This statutory holiday is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #80, calling on the federal government to establish a day to honour survivors, their families and communities.
Learning and commemorating the truth of our history from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge keepers is an important part of the path of reconciliation.
Here are some ways for You and Others to learn and participate in the National Truth and Reconciliation Day this year….
Rethinking Reconciliation with Indigenous Artist Miriam Berndt and Grace Ulu (Pre-recorded talk) on September 30th
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Stetis imexstowx (Halq’eméylem: Walk Beside Us)
Civic Plaza/Thunderbird Square
32388 Veterans Way
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fraser River Heritage Park
7494 Mary Street
Attendees are asked to wear orange, as well as bring their own chairs, snacks, and water.
Participants are also welcome to bring your drum and encouraged to join in the drumming.
Elder parking is available onsite. Contact Marcy Buell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 826-3103 for an Elder parking pass.
Additional parking is available at Heritage Park Middle School and Windebank Elementary.
Starts at 11 a.m.
2nd Annual Reconciliation Powwow on September 30th
Chilliwack Secondary 46363 Yale Rd, E, Chilliwack
Starting at 1pm
This is a free event
Semiahmoo First Nation’s 3rd Annual Walk for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
15400 Marine Drive
Starting near Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Plaza and ending at Semiahmoo Park
Indigenous artist James Harry discusses his newest project with SOS Children’s Village B.C. on September 30th
1174 Welch Street
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“The Healing Journey Continues Through Truth and Reconciliation” event on September 30th
Memorial Peace Park
11930 224 Street
10 am until 2:30pm
National Centre For Truth and Reconciliation
Government Of Canada