Truth and Reconciliation Week

Throughout Truth and Reconciliation Week (September 27-October 1), we will be sharing resources and upcoming events about Indigenous histories, stories, and perspectives. We will also be featuring a number of Indigenous artists and businesses across Treaties 6, 7, and 8.

Alberta Music will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day (September 30) and our staff will be offline for the day to reflect and continue learning, following, and amplifying indigenous voices. We encourage everyone take the opportunity to listen and learn throughout the week and always.


Indigenous Canada 


Treaty 6 – Edmonton:

Treaty 7 – Calgary


  • Hear Phyllis Webstad’s Truths – Free Online Event
    Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 12 pm
    Learn from Phyllis Webstad, founder of Orange Shirt Day, along with members of her family as they share truths of their Residential School experiences through their new book, Beyond the Orange Shirt Story. Recommended for ages 12+. Livestream at
  • National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: Virtual Sessions
  • Red River College’s Truth and Reconciliation Week – Free Online Event
    September 27th, 2021 – October 1st, 2021
    During the week, you will have opportunities to hear Indigenous voices, engage in the conversation, as well as participate in some interactive activities. Some of the themes we will be touching on this year include Every Child Matters, the Canadian Residential School System, intergenerational trauma, healing, and strength. Stay up to date and register at
  • University of Calgary Indigenous Writers’ Panel: Literature on Intergenerational Trauma and Healing – Free Online Event
    Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at 12 pm – 1:30 pm
    Join UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement, in partnership with the Calgary Public Library, in welcoming Eden Robinson, Richard Van Camp and Lee Maracle who will share their literature on intergenerational trauma and Indigenous resilience. Panel to be moderated by Dr. Michael Hart, UCalgary’s Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement), with opening prayer by Stoney Nakoda Elder Una Wesley and reflective remarks from Sarah Meilleur, Calgary Public Library’s Interim CEO. Sign-up at