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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 RossLink
1:00 PM ETYukon’s story of self-government and values-based leadership: past and presentRegional Chief Kluane AdamekLink
Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel

Available on YouTube Sept. 28

Session (45 Minutes)Speaker
LinkWelcome Day 1
LinkTreaties and Human Rights (in French)Joël Tétrault with Ross Johnstone (NFB)
LinkWAMPUM TALK: We Are All Treaty PeopleTeyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant
LinkPeace and Friendship Treaties, Atlantic CanadaPaul Prosper, AFN Regional Chief, Nova Scotia/Newfoundland
LinkProtecting our Nibi (Water)Autumn Peltier with Isabel DeRoy-Olson
LinkThe Unforgotten – CMARassi Nashalik and Be’sha Blondin
LinkMaking of the Truth and Reconciliation Week Educational GuideRy Moran with Piper Moran
LinkBlocus 138 de Réal Junior LeblancWapikoni
LinkUnderstanding Modern Treaties in BC: Sharing reconciliation journey stories and honouring our promisesChief Commissioner Celeste Haldane

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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 DancersLink
1:00 PM ETTwice ColonizedAaju PeterLink
Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel

Available on YouTube Sept. 29

Session (45 Minutes)Speaker
LinkWelcome to Day 2
LinkTell your story, put pen to paperRachelle Poems George KWALTANAAT (ancestral name)
LinkLanguage, Music, Culture and Tomorrow’s PathEmma Stevens with Carter Chiasson
LinkMusic is MedicineShawnee Kish
LinkMétis Beadwork and Sashes (French): traditional craftingJulie Desrochers
LinkDiversity from a Queer PerspectiveHost: Adeline Bird, Filmmaker Panel: Ryan Cooper and Sonya Ballantyne
LinkThe Sacredness of First Nation LanguagesClaudette Commanda
LinkTSHITASHUN (CHIFFRE) de James Picard Wapikoni
LinkDrum Teachings from a “Northern Cree” PerspectiveSteve Wood, Northern Cree, Alberta

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Day 3 – Truth and Reconciliation

Sept. 29Event (45 Minutes)Speaker
11:30 AM ETLegacy of Hope: Truth and Reconciliation AllyshipTheresa EdwardsLink
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 SmithLink
Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel

Available on YouTube Sept. 30

Session (45 Minutes)Speaker
LinkWelcome Day 3
LinkMétis HomelandsWill Goodon
LinkMi’kmaq Ancient History told in Storytelling FashionJulie Pellissier-Lush
LinkHERITAGE de Benjamin MurrayWapikoni
LinkOld Enough to Go, Old Enough to Know- Talking Residential Schools with KidsRebecca Thomas
LinkCarrying On the Tradition- Inuit Games/Arctic SportsKyle Kaayák’w Worl
LinkThe National Arts Centre: Indigenous Performing ArtsKevin Loring, Lori Marchand, and Mairi Brascoupé
LinkLe pensionnat de Sept-Îles (Maliotenam) et le hockeyJoé Juneau
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 WebstadLink
1:00 PM ETBeing William (French)
(VR Experience)
Jason BrennanLink
Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel

Available on YouTube Oct. 1

Session (45 Minutes)Speaker
LinkWelcome Day 4
LinkWhat does it Mean to Wear an Orange ShirtTheland Kicknosway
LinkLe tonsure de Meky OttawaWapikoni
LinkHearts and Hands: Making the Oaklands TotemCarey Newman
LinkSaving the Spirit- the Heroism of Margaret Olemaun Pokiak- Fenton of Fatty LegsChristy Jordan-Fenton
LinkSurvivor Dialogues (French)Richard Kistabish
LinkSurvivor Dialogues, NWTNorman Yakelaya
LinkSurvivor Dialogues – Inuk WomenMaata Evaluardjuk-Palmer, Edna Elias, the Honourable Levinia Brown
LinkSurvivor Dialogues – OntarioLila Bruyere

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Day 5 – Knowledge Transfer – Elder and Youth Dialogues

Oct. 1Event (45 Minutes)Speaker
11:30 AM ETRemember the Past, Acknowledge the Present and Create a Better FutureFormer National Chief Phil Fontaine Link
1:00 PM ETReflections on Truth and ReconciliationThe Honourable Murray SinclairLink
Live Videos will be played on the NCTR YouTube Channel

Available on YouTube Oct 2.

Session (45 Minutes)Speaker
LinkWelcome Day 5
LinkReconciliation as Conveyed in Indigenous LanguagesImelda (Opolahsomuwehs) Perley
LinkResistance, Governance and the Powley DecisionMitch Case
LinkAuntie’s Hands de Gloria MorganWapikoni
LinkYouth Advocacy and EmpowermentAFN Youth Council: Winter Dawn Lipscombe and Rosalie LaBillois
LinkMi’kmaw Creation StoryStephen Augustine, Unama’ki College
LinkMétis Cultural DaysShirley Isbister and Mya Hoskins-Fiddler
LinkInuit Stories: Art and LifeSally Kate Qimmiunaaq Webster, Inuk (Ottawa, Ontario)
LinkTwo Eyed Seeing, a Mi’kmaw perspectiveAlbert Marshall

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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.