National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Beginning September 28th, there will be a varitety of community events taking place in Regina, aimed at creating awareness and commemorating National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The RRLIP, along with its Anti-Racism/Discrimination Working Group, would like to encourage all Regina residents to take part. Below is a sampling of events taking place in our city:

Sept 28th: Members from the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Network will be setting up “Every Child Matters” flags and signs throughout Victoria Park starting at 8 a.m. on September 28th. The signs and flags are free for anyone to take home and will be available until October 3rd. A free SnapChat filter will also be created for social media users to utilize and commemorate in their own way, using photos taken in the downtown area (available Sept 28th - 30th).

Sept 29th: MIYO-WÎCÎWITOWIN DAY
The event will be held on Sept 29th at Mosaic Stadium, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (doors open at 9:15 a.m.) and will conclude at 1:30 p.m. It is a day for communities to come together to share in truth, with the purpose of inspiring action. Over 10,000 high school students, business leaders and the general public will come together that day! The program will include Survivor stories, music, dance, key note speakers, and a presentation and action to advance the 94 calls to action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 
Registration is available here: https://wewalktogether.ca/action/ticket-registration

Sept 30th: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day
Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty is hosting a public event on Orange Shirt Day & National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day at Government House. 
The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and will include a welcome by Lieutenant Governor Mirasty, and a blessing by Elder John Stonechild, followed by a musical performance by Brad Bellegarde. The public is welcome, and chairs will be available on the grounds by the Residential School Memorial. Luther High School students (over 400) will attend. In case of rain, the concert will move inside Luther College High School auditorium, just across the lawns at Dewdney Avenue and 1500 Royal Street.

Sept 30th: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with Author Lisa Bird-Wilson
This event will be held at the Regina Public Library (Central Branch) on Sept 30th between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Lisa Bird-Wilson (https://lisabirdwilson.com), author of Probably Ruby and The Red Files, will share from her books. A drum group will provide an honour song before Lisa Bird-Wilson shares. The event will close with a healing dance from a jingle dancer. Pre-registration is not required if attending in-person but if you'd like to attend virtually, registration is required: https://www.reginalibrary.ca/attend/programs/7232735

Sept 30th: Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
This event will be held at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on Sept 30th between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Brad Bellegarde and Life Speaker and Residential School survivor, Tim Poitras, will be in conversation about the legacy of Residential Schools. There will also be a musical performance by InfoRed. Pre-registration is appreciated: 
https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/visit/events/orange-shirt-daynational-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation


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