Schedule for Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021 (General Public)
The following schedule is for members of the
General Public who have registered for the Truth and Reconciliation Week event. The schedule is subject to change in the weeks leading up to September 27. If you have registered as an Educator, please click here for the Educator schedule. Truth and Reconciliation Week Schedule for the General Public
Click the following links to take you to the event schedule for a specific day.
Day 1 – Monday, September 27, 2021 Day 2 – Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Day 3 – Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Day 4 – Thursday, September 30, 2021 Day 5 – Friday, October 1, 2021 Day 1 – Treaties, Land Claims and Unceded Territories
Sept. 27 Event (45 Minutes) Speaker 11:30 AM ET We Are All Treaty People Elder Harry Bone and Commissioner Loretta Ross Link 1:00 PM ET Yukon’s story of self-government and values-based leadership: past and present Regional Chief Kluane Adamek Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Sept. 28
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Link Welcome Day 1 Link Treaties and Human Rights (in French) Joël Tétrault with Ross Johnstone (NFB) Link WAMPUM TALK: We Are All Treaty People Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant Lin k Peace and Friendship Treaties, Atlantic Canada Paul Prosper, AFN Regional Chief, Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Link Protecting our Nibi (Water) Autumn Peltier with Isabel DeRoy-Olson Link The Unforgotten – CMA Rassi Nashalik and Be’sha Blondin Link Making of the Truth and Reconciliation Week Educational Guide Ry Moran with Piper Moran Link Blocus 138 de Réal Junior Leblanc Wapikoni Link Understanding Modern Treaties in BC: Sharing reconciliation journey stories and honouring our promises Chief Commissioner Celeste Haldane Back to top Day 2 – Language and Culture
Sept. 28 Event (45 Minutes) Speaker 11:30 AM ET The Red River Jig with modern dance to inspire youth Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers Link 1:00 PM ET Twice Colonized Aaju Peter Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Sept. 29
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Link Welcome to Day 2 Link Tell your story, put pen to paper Rachelle Poems George KWALTANAAT (ancestral name) Link Language, Music, Culture and Tomorrow’s Path Emma Stevens with Carter Chiasson Link Music is Medicine Shawnee Kish Link Métis Beadwork and Sashes (French): traditional crafting Julie Desrochers Link Diversity from a Queer Perspective Host: Adeline Bird, Filmmaker Panel: Ryan Cooper and Sonya Ballantyne Link The Sacredness of First Nation Languages Claudette Commanda Link TSHITASHUN (CHIFFRE) de James Picard Wapikoni Link Drum Teachings from a “Northern Cree” Perspective Steve Wood, Northern Cree, Alberta Back to top Day 3 – Truth and Reconciliation
Sept. 29 Event (45 Minutes) Speaker 11:30 AM ET Legacy of Hope: Truth and Reconciliation Allyship Theresa Edwards Link 1:00 PM ET Speaking Our Truth: A Conversation with the Indigenous children’s writer Monique Gray Smith and TRC Honorary Witness/CBC Journalist Shelagh Rogers Shelagh Rogers and Monique Gray Smith Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Sept. 30
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Li n k Welcome Day 3 Link Métis Homelands Will Goodon Link Mi’kmaq Ancient History told in Storytelling Fashion Julie Pellissier-Lush Link HERITAGE de Benjamin Murray Wapikoni Link Old Enough to Go, Old Enough to Know- Talking Residential Schools with Kids Rebecca Thomas Link Carrying On the Tradition- Inuit Games/Arctic Sports Kyle Kaayák’w Worl Link The National Arts Centre: Indigenous Performing Arts Kevin Loring, Lori Marchand, and Mairi Brascoupé Link Le pensionnat de Sept-Îles (Maliotenam) et le hockey Joé Juneau Link Keeping Reconciliation Alive: Learning from a Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson (honoris causa) Back to top Day4 – Orange Shirt Day
Sept. 30 Event (45 Minutes) Speaker 11:30 AM ET Beyond Orange Shirt Day Phyllis Webstad Link 1:00 PM ET Being William (French) (VR Experience) Jason Brennan Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Oct. 1
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Link Welcome Day 4 Link What does it Mean to Wear an Orange Shirt Theland Kicknosway Link Le tonsure de Meky Ottawa Wapikoni Link Hearts and Hands: Making the Oaklands Totem Carey Newman Link Saving the Spirit- the Heroism of Margaret Olemaun Pokiak- Fenton of Fatty Legs Christy Jordan-Fenton Link Survivor Dialogues (French) Richard Kistabish Link Survivor Dialogues, NWT Norman Yakelaya Link Survivor Dialogues – Inuk Women Maata Evaluardjuk-Palmer, Edna Elias, the Honourable Levinia Brown Link Survivor Dialogues – Ontario Lila Bruyere Back to top Day 5 – Knowledge Transfer – Elder and Youth Dialogues
Oct. 1 Event (45 Minutes) Speaker 11:30 AM ET Remember the Past, Acknowledge the Present and Create a Better Future Former National Chief Phil Fontaine Link 1:00 PM ET Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation The Honourable Murray Sinclair Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Oct 2.
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Link Welcome Day 5 Link Reconciliation as Conveyed in Indigenous Languages Imelda (Opolahsomuwehs) Perley Link Resistance, Governance and the Powley Decision Mitch Case Link Auntie’s Hands de Gloria Morgan Wapikoni Link Youth Advocacy and Empowerment AFN Youth Council: Winter Dawn Lipscombe and Rosalie LaBillois Link Mi’kmaw Creation Story Stephen Augustine, Unama’ki College Link Métis Cultural Days Shirley Isbister and Mya Hoskins-Fiddler Link Inuit Stories: Art and Life Sally Kate Qimmiunaaq Webster, Inuk (Ottawa, Ontario) Link Two Eyed Seeing, a Mi’kmaw perspective Albert Marshall Back to top
2022 Schedule coming soon
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.