Events for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
There are events throughout Canada in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Here are a few ideas for people in the Fraser Basin and other areas of BC. Consider joining in one of these or finding other events organized in your community.
Truth and Reconciliation Week Events
(National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Online, Sept 27-Oct 1)
Week-long programming and videos for the general public, with various themes each day.
Day 1 – Treaties, Land Claims and Unceded Territories
Day 2 – Language and Culture
Day 3 – Truth and Reconciliation
Day 4 – Orange Shirt Day
Day 5 – Knowledge Transfer – Elder and Youth Dialogues
CBC Broadcast on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Broadcast)
(National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30)
This event is a collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and in partnership with APTN, CBC/Radio-Canada, Insight Productions and Canadian Heritage.
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (Mission)
Speaker: Phyllis Webstad
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Pipe Ceremony: Honouring our Residential School Survivors and Those Who Did Not Come Home (New Westminster)
(New Westminster, September 30)
Xweýene:msta:m ?əkwəsqwel, seýeḿ (Vancouver Art Gallery)
Xweýene:msta:m ?əkwəsqwel, seýeḿ (translation: call to witness / listen to respected one) is a performance to honour Orange Shirt Day on Thursday, September 30, 2021, presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Orange Shirt Day: Honouring the Children (Port Moody)
(Port Moody, Noons Creek Hatchery – September 30)
Skookum Surrey National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Surrey)
(Holland Park, Surrey - September 30)
Xe xe Smun eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters Ceremony (Victoria)
(Victoria, September 30)
Hearing the Call: University Responses to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (UVIC, Online)
(UVIC Forum, Online – September 29)
Film Screenings (UVIC)
(First People’s House, UVIC – September 28-29)
Inter-generational March for Orange Shirt Day (UBC, Vancouver)
(UBC – Outdoor event – September 30)
Other events compiled by UBC: See bottom of the page “All Events”.
Truth and Reconciliation Talking Circle (UNBC, Online)
(UNBC, Prince George – Online – September 30)
Honouring our Children on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Nanaimo)
(Nanaimo area – September 30)
Coaching Community Discussion (Vancouver Island)
(Vancouver Island Area – September 30)
Reading the Truth and Reconciliation Report (Online)
(Online – multiple dates)
For your own reading time, the TRC reports can be found online.
Opening the Door to Truth and Reconciliation (Online)
Tri-City Seniors with Derek Thompson - Thlaapkiituup, of the Ditidaht First Nation
Honouring Residential School Survivors (Squamish, Online)
(Online - Squamish Public Library - September 29)
Sea-to-Sky Book Club: 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act (Online)
(Online discussion sessions – October 7, 14, 21 and 28)
Drum for the Children
(Online - September 30)
Tk'emlups te Secwepemc has an honour song they are inviting people to learn and to drum for the children on September 30 - a video is provided.