ABOUT THE 2023 Virtual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
2023 Virtual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
National Day for Truth and is a day for all Canadians to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system. It’s a day to honour the resilience, dignity and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors and remember the children who never came home.
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons invites you to join us for a journey of self-reflection: observing, learning from, and connecting with Indigenous speakers and cultural specialists in the spirit of education and awareness about the pathway to truth and reconciliation.
This event will encompass many topics relating to the residential school system, its impacts, the pathway to Truth and Reconciliation, and the important work toward cultural revitalization happening in Indigenous communities.
Examples of programming include:
- The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, providing video overviews of the residential school system and its impacts
- Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, of Georgina Island First Nation, speaking on allyship
- Georgian College’s Anishnaabemowin faculty, speaking on language revitalization
- Stories and legends told by local First Nations and Métis Nation elders
Event Highlights and Features
● Access to several demonstrations & workshops
● Event premiere viewing on September 25
● On-demand recordings available after the event
Who should attend?
We invite educators, their classes and members of the public to join us online for this educational experience.
Save the Date: Monday, September 25 from 10am – 3pm
Registration Opens: Monday, August 21, 2023