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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 – Treaties, Land Claims and Unceded Territories

Sept. 27Event (45 Minutes)Speaker
11:30 AM ETWe Are All Treaty PeopleElder Harry Bone and Commissioner Loretta RossLive Link
1:00 PM ETTBCTBCLive Link
Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel

Available on YouTube Sept. 28

Session (45 Minutes)Speaker
Live LinkTBCAlanis O’Bomsawin
Live LinkWAMPUM TALK: We Are All Treaty PeopleTeyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant
Live LinkPeace and Friendship Treaties, Atlantic CanadaPaul Prosper, AFN Regional Chief, Nova Scotia/Newfoundland
Live LinkProtecting our Nibi (Water)Autumn Peltier
Live LinkTBCRy Moran
Live LinkTBCWapikoni/Télé-Québec
Live LinkUnderstanding Modern Treaties in BC: Sharing reconciliation journey stories and honouring our promisesChief Commissioner Celeste Haldane and Dr. Gwendolyn Point

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Day 2 – Language and Culture

Sept. 28Event (45 Minutes)Speaker
11:30 AM ETThe Red River Jig with modern dance to inspire youthIvan Flett Memorial DancersLive Link
1:00 PM ETTwice ColonizedAaju PeterLive Link
Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel

Available on YouTube Sept. 29

Session (45 Minutes)Speaker
Live LinkLanguage apps for Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Saulteaux, and CreeThe File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council
Live LinkLanguage, Music, Culture and Tomorrow’s PathEmma Stevens with Carter Chiasson
Live LinkMusic is MedicineShawnee Kish
Live LinkMétis Beadwork and Sashes (French): traditional craftingJulie Desrochers
Live LinkDiversity from a Queer PerspectiveHost: Adeline Bird, Filmmaker Panel: Ryan Cooper and Sonya Ballantyne
Live LinkThe Sacredness of First Nation LanguagesClaudette Commanda
Live LinkTBCWapikoni/Télé-Québec (Métis)

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Day 3 – Truth and Reconciliation

Sept. 29Event (45 Minutes)Speaker
11:30 AM ET Drum Teachings from a “Northern Cree” PerspectiveSteve Wood, Northern Cree, AlbertaLive Link
1:00 PM ETSpeaking Our Truth: A Conversation with the Indigenous children’s writer Monique Gray Smith and TRC Honorary Witness/CBC Journalist Shelagh RogersShelagh Rogers and Monique Gray-SmithLive Link
Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel

Available on YouTube Sept. 30

Session (45 Minutes)Speaker
Live LinkOld Enough to Go, Old Enough to Know- Talking Residential Schools with KidsRebecca Thomas
Live LinkMi’kmaq Ancient History told in Storytelling FashionJulie Pellissier-Lush
Live LinkTBCWapikoni/Télé-Québec
Live LinkLegacy of Hope: Truth and Reconciliation AllyshipTheresa Edwards
Live LinkCarrying On the Tradition- Inuit Games/Arctic SportsKyle Kaayák’w Worl
Live LinkThe National Arts Centre: Indigenous Performing ArtsKevin Loring
Live LinkIndigenous LiteratureShelagh Rodgers and Monique Gray-Smith
Live LinkTBCJoé Juneau
Live LinkKeeping Reconciliation Alive: Learning from a Truth and Reconciliation CommissionerDr. Marie Wilson (honoris causa)

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Day4 – Orange Shirt Day

Sept. 30Event (45 Minutes)Speaker
11:30 AM ETBeyond Orange Shirt DayPhyllis WebstadLive Link
1:00 PM ETBeing William (French)
(VR Experience)
Jason BrennanLive Link
Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel

Available on YouTube Oct. 1

Session (45 Minutes)Speaker
Live LinkWhat does it Mean to Wear an Orange ShirtTheland Kicknosway
Live LinkTBCWapikoni/Télé-Québec
Live LinkWitness BlanketCarey Newman
Live LinkSaving the Spirit- the Heroism of Margaret Olemaun Pokiak- Fenton of Fatty LegsChristy Jordan-Fenton
Live LinkSurvivor Dialogues (French)Richard Kistabish
Live LinkSurvivor Dialogues, NWTNorman Yakelaya
Live LinkSurvivor Dialogues – Inuk WomenMaata Evaluardjuk-Palmer, Edna Elias, the Honourable Levinia Brown
Live LinkSurvivor Dialogues – OntarioTBC

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Day 5 – Knowledge Transfer – Elder and Youth Dialogues

Oct. 1Event (45 Minutes)Speaker
11:30 AM ETTwo Eyed Seeing, a Mi’kmaw perspectiveAlbert MarshallLive Link
1:00 PM ETTBCFormer 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 LinkReconciliation as Conveyed in Indigenous LanguagesImelda (Opolahsomuwehs) Perley
Live LinkTBCMitch Case
Live LinkTBCWapikoni/Télé-Québec
Live LinkYouth Advocacy and EmpowermentAFN Youth Council
Live LinkMi’kmaw Creation StoryStephen Augustine, Unama’ki College
Live LinkTBCPaul Sam
Live LinkInuit Stories: Art and LifeSally Kate Qimmiunaaq Webster, Inuk (Ottawa, Ontario)

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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.