Our Friends at the Calgary Foundation have curated local events for Calgarians to participate in this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. Our Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Michelle Scott, has curated the below list with some of her top picks. Check out the full listing here: https://ckc.calgaryfoundation.org/events/
Pokaiks Commemorative Walk
9:30 am: Opening words with Elders & Blessing w/ Sandra Sutter Colby
10:00 am: Commemorative Walk
10:45 am: ReconciliACTION Panel
11:15 am: Singing lesson w/Chantal Chagnon
11:30 am: Speaker Kerrie Moore
11:45 am: Sings Many Songs Woman
12:00 pm: Dance Lessons with Stacy D’Silva
12:15 pm: T’suutina Honour Song & Open Dance
12:25 pm: Duane Mistaken Chief
12:40 pm: Dancers
12:45 pm: Edmee Comstock
1:00 pm: Round dance
1:15 pm: Closing Prayer
1:00 – 2:00 pm: IndigiTRAILS, Artisans, Lacrosse and Connection
The Blanket Exercise at Calgary Public Library
Learn more about The Blanket Exercise and register here: https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs/programs/indigenous-awareness-the-blanket-exercise
Orange Shirt Day: Walking Tour
Learn more about this walking tour here: https://www.calgary.ca/events/orange-shirt-day.html
New Blood – A Story of Reconciliation at the Arts Commons
Featuring poetry, music, contemporary and traditional dance, the show is inspired by the life of Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman and his experience as a child in residential school, how he reclaimed his way of life and became chief of his people.
Artists include painters George Littlechild and Doug Levitt, drummers Skip WolfLeg and Chris Eagle Rib, vocalist Sho Blunderfield, and numerous actors and dancers including Nikko Hunt playing the role of his grandfather, the Chief.
Directed by: Deanne Bertsch.
Produced in collaboration with CIF Reconciliation Society and The Rotary Club. Learn more here.
More information available here: https://siksikahealth.com/2022/09/15/every-child-matters-traditional-powwow/