As we head towards National Day of Truth and Reconciliation this Friday, September 30th, we reflect on the past and look to the future. Our recent blog post focused on 'Facing the Truth' as we shared an update on the search for unmarked graves. Today, we focus on 'Reconciliation in Action' by sharing activities and events from across Canada, sent in by our SVS team. These events and activities are a way to listen, learn and reflect about the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.
GUELPH, ONTARIO, SVS headquarters! Ideas submitted by Laura T., Mitch and Wendy:
Indigenous allies are welcome to share their prayers and reflections at the Sacred Fire from 12-2pm
Indigenous Community are invited to join their kin in circle to share in hope and healing with song and drumming from 2:30-4pm. SOAHAC (Southwestern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre) is supporting this circle. Hand drums will be available for use.
BRESLAU,ONTARIO, submitted by Nichole:
Spirit Garden Volunteer Day with Anishnabeg Outreach:
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, submitted by Mitch:
KITCHENER, ONTARIO, submitted by Mitch:
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, submitted by Claire:
WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, submitted by Leah:
Reflect on our history. Connect to the land. At the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, submitted by Emma:
CALGARY, ALBERTA, submitted by Robin:
Event at University of Calgary commemorating Orange Shirt day.
LABRADOR, submitted by Pamela
SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO, submitted by Laura S:
Activities you can participate in from your home: