National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In Person Events

Remember Me: National Day of Remembrance – September 30 at 10 am to 5 pm (In person and online)

A national gathering to remember Indigenous children and families affected by the Indian Residential Schools presented by the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada. The day begins with opening ceremonies at Parliament Hill at 10 am, followed by a Sprit Walk to Confederation Park at noon, concluding with an afternoon of music, art, presentations, and art installations ending at 5 pm.  For more information, visit the Remember Me website.  

Beechwood Cemetery Foundation - September 30 (Sunrise to Sunset)

In honour of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation has partnered with the Project of Heart, the Assembly of 7 Generations, and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (Caring Society) to host a public Day of Reconciliation education. The event includes a 45-minute Reconciling History tour, an outdoor screening of Spirit Bear and Children Make History, and public display of tiles created by children and youth across Canada to honour residential school survivors. Pre-registration requested.  Register online on the Beechwood Cemetery National Day for Truth and Reconciliation website. ​​​​​​​

Online Events

Jesse Wente, Unreconciled​​​​​​​ - September 21 at 7:30pm Online

Join Peter Schneider of the Canada Council for the Arts in conversation with Anishinaabe writer, broadcaster, and arts leader Jesse Wente about Jesse's new book Unreconciled: Family, Truth and Indigenous Resistance.   Part memoir and part manifesto, Unreconciled is a stirring call to arms to put truth over the flawed concept of reconciliation, and to build a new, respectful relationship between the nation of Canada and Indigenous peoples.  By exploring his family's history, including his grandmother's experience in residential school, and citing his own frequent incidents of racial profiling by police who'd stop him on the streets, Wente unpacks the discrepancies between his personal identity and how non-Indigenous people view him.  Register online here 

National Truth and Reconciliation Week – September 27-October 1, 2021 Online

Presented by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, this full week of online programming will feature short videos created by Indigenous storytellers, followed by conversations with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Survivors, and the children of Survivors of residential schools. Register online at Truth and Reconciliation Week Tickets | Eventbrite

University of Ottawa: Truth and Reconciliation Week - September 27-October 1 - Online

Truth and Reconciliation Week webinars at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Sept. 27 - Oct. 1. Our lineup of guest speakers includes: Grandmother Barbara Dumont Hill, Dr. Bernard Jasmin, Dean; Dr. Darlene Kitty, Director of the UGME Indigenous Program; Dr. Samir Shaheen Hussain, pediatric emergency physician and author of "Fighting for a Hand To Hold", Dr. Sarah Funnell, Founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous Health Research and Education, Katrina Dumont, Officer Program Planning & Evaluation at Ottawa Public Health, Dr. Kona Williams, uOttawa grad and Canada's first Indigenous pathologist. The webinars are open to all - register here.

Round Table of Algonquin Leaders on Truth and Reconciliation and Museum - September 29 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Online

The Bytown Museum will be hosting a Roundtable of Algonquin Leaders from Kitigan Zibi and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation who will be discussing the topic of Truth and Reconciliation and Museums. The Roundtable will be held on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.  Check the Bytown Museum website for more information.

 

Carleton University: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Planting a Seed Towards Reconciliation - September 30 at 1:00 pm Online

The School of Public Policy and Administration is honoured to welcome Carleton alumnus Tim O’Loan to speak with our community at 1:00 PM ET on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30. In this presentation, woven with three life changing short videos, Tim O’Loan will share his personal stories, experiences and challenges stemming from his four years with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). This presentation is meant to educate, enlighten and inspire greater understanding of Indigenous issues and reconciliation.​​​​​​​ Register online.

National Truth and Reconciliation Week – September 27-October 1, 2021 Online

Presented by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, this full week of online programming will feature short videos created by Indigenous storytellers, followed by conversations with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Survivors, and the children of Survivors of residential schools. Register online at Truth and Reconciliation Week Tickets | Eventbrite

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