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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
September 30, 2021
The Seniors Association, and all of its locations, are CLOSED to commemorate those who did not come home and those who survived.
From The City of Kingston Press Release:
Ways to honour National Truth and Reconciliation Day
- Sacred Fire and Vigil: Confederation Park , sunrise to sunset on Sept. 30.
- Sacred Fire: Kewaywin Circle and One Roof in partnership with Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington offices at 817 Division St. from sunrise Sept. 30 to sunset on Oct. 3.
- Gathering at Hardy Park 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 https://www.hometowntv12.ca/news/local-news/national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation-sept-30-2021-in-hardy-park-brockville/
Online events and broadcasts
- Online events are planned over Truth and Reconciliation Week, Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 and hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). There is a schedule for both educators and the general public. Note: Registration for these events closes on Sept. 27.
- The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is hosting a new broadcast special, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, in partnership with APTN, CBC/Radio-Canada, Insight Productions and Canadian Heritage. This unique one-hour, commercial-free primetime special honours the stories and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples affected by the tragedies of the residential school system in Canada, with musical tributes and ceremonies in Indigenous communities across the land. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will broadcast and stream live Thursday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. on APTN, CBC, CBC Gem.
Learning Resources and Reports
- Download the mobile app – Reconciliation: A Starting Point https://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/tools/apps/ils/index-eng.aspx
- Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 calls to action
- Read the 231 calls to action in the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- Read reports related to residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Aboriginal Healing Reports and more https://nctr.ca/records/reports/
- The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has developed a Residential School timeline.
- The CBC has created an interactive map that allows you to see how close you live or work to a former Residential School site.