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During Truth and Reconciliation Week, we will begin every day with a greeting from Executive Director Stephanie Scott from our sacred fire, followed by a 45 minute Knowledge Keeper session in the morning and a second Knowledge Keeper session in the afternoon. Educators have the opportunity to choose which sessions they would like to participate in with their students.

Each day will feature a session in the morning and in the afternoon led entirely in French by Francophone Knowledge Keepers. Any sessions featuring pre-recorded content will be bilingual through the use of subtitles. The live sessions will be closed captioned for ease of accessibility.

No. We invite all to participate in this event. Please register via the general admission ticket.

Each Knowledge Keeper session will be around 30 minutes long with a 10 minute introduction, totalling around 45 minutes.

Truth and Reconciliation Week will feature a combination of live and pre-recorded presentations.

The event will be streamed online.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtags #NationalTRW and #OrangeShirtDay. Don’t forget to wear Orange on Thursday, September 30!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag #OrangeShirtDay. Don’t forget to wear Orange during the event!

The Orange Shirt Society recently released the 2021 ‘official’ design for Orange Shirt Day. Visit their website and get yours today! A part of the proceeds will support the Orange Shirt Society.


By registering through EventBrite as an educator, you will receive access to the entire program on the event platform Hubilo. You’ll have the opportunity to choose which of the concurrent sessions you’d like to partake in with your students.

Each of the concurrent sessions will be uploaded to Youtube for all to view the following day. For example, Monday’s program will be online as of Tuesday and will remain up for people to view at their convenience.

The week’s program is developed with students from grades 5-12 in mind. Some content may not be well understood by a younger audience, and may not keep their attention. Some segments in the program will deal with remembering the children that passed away while at school.

With the inauguration of the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation coinciding with Orange Shirt Day, many schools may close on September 30 to allow for all the opportunity to honour and commemorate residential school Survivors, children of Survivors, and the children who never came home. The Truth and Reconciliation Week programming will be uploaded to our Youtube page and available to view the following day.

General Public

Yes, all are welcome to participate. You can register to attend on our EventBrite page by selecting a ‘general public ticket’.

The program for the general public will feature two live sessions per day available to view on our Youtube page at 11:00 am ET and 1:30 pm ET. The remaining sessions will be made available throughout the week and remain online for all to view at their convenience.

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NCTR’s spirit name – bezhig miigwan, meaning “one feather”.

Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves. It also teaches we are all in this together — we are all one, connected, and it is vital to work together to achieve reconciliation.