City of Prince Albert: The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Events 2022
September 28, 2022
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is on September 30. This day became a federally recognized holiday in response to the 80th call to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action. A community BBQ is planned on September 30th from 11:00am to 1:00pm on the Riverbank near the Sisters in Spirit Monument at 1st Ave West and River Street.
Also known as Orange Shirt Day, wearing orange on September 30 continues to be a way to honor Indian Residential Schools Survivors.
There were four Residential schools that operated in Prince Albert. The first opening in 1879 and the last closing in 1997. Around the country, unmarked graves at residential schools have raised awareness about the conditions at Residential schools and their impacts on survivors.
The City of Prince Albert continues to work with community partners on a number of initiatives, including through the Municipal Cultural Action Plan to champion and implement the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and to celebrate, support and promote Prince Albert’s rich Indigenous history and make-up.
Learn more about the community BBQ.
Learn more about Orange Shirt Day: https://www.orangeshirtday.org/about-us.html
for more information, contact:
Judy MacLeod Campbell
Arts & Cultural Coordinator