As of 2021, September 30 has been recognized by the Government of Canada as an official statutory holiday aimed at recognizing the legacy of residential schools and the impact it has had on the Indigenous community. This day is an opportunity for everyone to partake in activities involving reflection, education, and reconciliation. We highly recommend to take some time and try to attend the inspiring events going on within your community, do some research on the history of indigenous cultures, and watch some documentaries to assist in your reflection process. Below you can find some useful information regarding activities happening within the Regina area involving Truth and Reconciliation in the coming days:
Sept 28: Orange Shirt Sale
Description: Cash only, no holds, first come first served. Reminder: The Gathering Place is closed to the public and by appointment ONLY! The Orange Shirt sale will be under a canopy at the front of the building. Please maintain social distancing when you come to make your purchase. Thank You!
- Toddler (Onesies) – $15
- Youth (S, M, L) – $15
- Adult (S – XL) – $20
- Adult (2XL +) – $25
Sept 28: Friendship Dance, Lunch & Give Away
Description: This is the last event in their Truth and Reconciliation Week events. For more information, please contact:
Samantha Racette: (306) 510-7904
Sept 28: Cadmus Delorme: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Description: Join Cadmus Delorme to honour survivors and commit to meaningful and lasting reconciliation. This event will be in-person. Recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools at this event. A drum group will provide an honour song before Cadmus Delorme shares his message, and the event will close with a healing dance from a jingle dancer.
Sept 28, 29, 30: Big Crow Film
Description: BIG CROW chronicles the legendary influence of the high school basketball state champion-SuAnne Big Crow. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation reveals how her spirit inspires hope to reclaim their culture, thirty years after her death.
Sept 29: Remembering Truth & Reconcilation
Description: We will be placing shoes on our fence in honour of REMEMBERING OUR CHILDREN and welcome everyone to join us. This provides another generation of children with shoes to walk in their healing journey.
Sept 30: Orange Shirt Day Walk & BBQ
Description: On Saturday, September 30th, the Equity Diversity Inclusion Network is hosting the Orange Shirt Day Walk & BBQ – Healing Our Communities, Presented by Reconciliation Regina.
- 8:30am – Pipe Ceremony
- 10:00am – Program
- 11:00am – Healing Walk
- 12:00pm – Free BBQ
Sept 30: CITY SQUARE (Victoria Park)
Description: In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, let’s come together in hope and reconciliation to honour those impacted by Residential Schools.
- Elder and Drum Group in Attendance
- Everyone Welcome
- Wear Your Orange
- Honour Walk
- Share Your Message of Hope and Reconciliation
Sept 30: Truth and Reconciliation Smudge and Sharing Circle
Description: Join Rev. Deb to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Stop by the Community Commons for a special afternoon of smudge, sharing circles, and nourishment. All are welcome!
Sept 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Description: Join the RCMP Heritage Centre in honouring the children who never returned home from Residential Schools, as well as honouring the survivors and their families and communities. From 12 pm to 4 pm we will have a range of free activities suitable for the whole family.
- Sculpting with Lyndon Tootoosis
- Learn about the Indian Residential School Memorial Monument created by Stanley Hunt
- Activity story walk with “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt” by author Phyllis Webstad
- Explore The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map
- Make your own unique Every Child Matters button
- Enter to win the book “When We Are Alone” by David Robertson
Sept 30: Indigenous Storytime with Rhonda Donais
Description: For families. Experience some Indigenous stories together with storyteller Rhonda Donais and participate in a couple Indigenous inspired art activities.
This program is part of the People in My Neighborhood Series which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity in our community.
Sept 30: Curator Tours - my language has no word for 'artist'
Description: To honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, drop in to hear about the exhibition “may language has no word for ‘artist'” with guest curator Brii LaPlante.
Sept 30: Powwow Performance With the Kawacatoose Boys
Description: All ages. Join us for a lively Powwow performance by The Kawacatoose Boys on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Experience the enchanting dance and music that celebrates Indigenous culture.