Thursday, September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: a day to recognize the need to make tangible actions toward recognizing the truth and reconciliation process with Canada’s Indigenous peoples. The atrocities of Canada's residential school system have had a lasting, traumatic, and very present impact on Indigenous people across our country. A commitment to reconciliation requires that we acknowledge and act on this lived and inter-generational trauma
In observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sage will be closed Thursday, September 30, 2021. We will be open for regular office hours Friday, October 1.
Federal Statutory Holiday: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
History of Orange Shirt Day
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
Indigenous Canada - Free course on Indigenous history and culture from the University of Alberta
Bent Arrow is hosting a Facebook Live event from 1pm-4pm commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Access the event here. They also have a curated list of community events happening on September 30 on their Facebook page.
Walk from Maskwacis Mall to the Indian Residential School Monument
Every Child Matters Run and Walk
Alberta Health Services and the Indigenous Wellness Core working group will be hosting several virtual sessions throughout the day, beginning at 9:00am. In addition to the virtual sessions, we a tool kit of resources has been created to continue these important discussions and learning journey. All sessions are free to join and can be found here: 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation | Together 4 Health
kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre is hosting an outdoor event from 9am-3pm. For more information, click here.