Schedule for Truth and Reconciliation Week (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 Live Link 1:00 PM ET TBC TBC Live Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Sept. 28
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Live Link TBC Alanis O’Bomsawin Live Link WAMPUM TALK: We Are All Treaty People Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant Live Link Peace and Friendship Treaties, Atlantic Canada Paul Prosper, AFN Regional Chief, Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Live Link Protecting our Nibi (Water) Autumn Peltier Live Link TBC TBC Live Link TBC Ry Moran Live Link TBC Wapikoni/Télé-Québec Live Link Understanding Modern Treaties in BC: Sharing reconciliation journey stories and honouring our promises Chief Commissioner Celeste Haldane and Dr. Gwendolyn Point 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 Live Link 1:00 PM ET Twice Colonized Aaju Peter Live Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Sept. 29
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Live Link Language apps for Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Saulteaux, and Cree The File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council Live Link Language, Music, Culture and Tomorrow’s Path Emma Stevens with Carter Chiasson Live Link Music is Medicine Shawnee Kish Live Link Métis Beadwork and Sashes (French): traditional crafting Julie Desrochers Live Link Diversity from a Queer Perspective Host: Adeline Bird, Filmmaker Panel: Ryan Cooper and Sonya Ballantyne Live Link The Sacredness of First Nation Languages Claudette Commanda Live Link TBC Wapikoni/Télé-Québec (Métis) Back to top Day 3 – Truth and Reconciliation
Sept. 29 Event (45 Minutes) Speaker 11:30 AM ET Drum Teachings from a “Northern Cree” Perspective Steve Wood, Northern Cree, Alberta Live 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 Live Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Sept. 30
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Live Link Old Enough to Go, Old Enough to Know- Talking Residential Schools with Kids Rebecca Thomas Live Link TBC TBC Live Link Mi’kmaq Ancient History told in Storytelling Fashion Julie Pellissier-Lush Live Link TBC Wapikoni/Télé-Québec Live Link Legacy of Hope: Truth and Reconciliation Allyship Theresa Edwards Live Link Carrying On the Tradition- Inuit Games/Arctic Sports Kyle Kaayák’w Worl Live Link The National Arts Centre: Indigenous Performing Arts Kevin Loring Live Link Indigenous Literature Shelagh Rodgers and Monique Gray-Smith Live Link TBC Joé Juneau Live 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 Live Link 1:00 PM ET Being William (French) (VR Experience) Jason Brennan Live Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Oct. 1
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Live Link What does it Mean to Wear an Orange Shirt Theland Kicknosway Live Link TBC Wapikoni/Télé-Québec Live Link Witness Blanket Carey Newman Live Link Saving the Spirit- the Heroism of Margaret Olemaun Pokiak- Fenton of Fatty Legs Christy Jordan-Fenton Live Link Survivor Dialogues (French) Richard Kistabish Live Link Survivor Dialogues, NWT Norman Yakelaya Live Link Survivor Dialogues – Inuk Women Maata Evaluardjuk-Palmer, Edna Elias, the Honourable Levinia Brown Live Link Survivor Dialogues – Ontario TBC Back to top Day 5 – Knowledge Transfer – Elder and Youth Dialogues
Oct. 1 Event (45 Minutes) Speaker 11:30 AM ET Two Eyed Seeing, a Mi’kmaw perspective Albert Marshall Live Link 1:00 PM ET TBC Former National Chief Phil Fontaine and Dale Sturges (RBC) Live Link Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel Available on YouTube Oct 2.
Session (45 Minutes) Speaker Live Link Reconciliation as Conveyed in Indigenous Languages Imelda (Opolahsomuwehs) Perley Live Link TBC Mitch Case Live Link TBC Wapikoni/Télé-Québec Live Link Youth Advocacy and Empowerment AFN Youth Council Live Link Mi’kmaw Creation Story Stephen Augustine, Unama’ki College Live Link TBC Paul Sam (Telaxten) Live Link Inuit Stories: Art and Life Sally Kate Qimmiunaaq Webster, Inuk (Ottawa, Ontario) Live Link TBC TBC Back to top 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.