Truth and Reconciliation Week
September 27, 2021
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.
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society: For anyone in need of support, a 24-hour national can be reached at 1-800-721-0066.
- The Hope for Wellness Helpline at 1-855-242-3310 offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention 24/7 to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada.
- Orange Shirt Day
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- Guide to Indigenous Relations: Informed, effective Indigenous relations resources to contribute to overall reconciliation in Canada.
- CBC: How to Watch and Listen to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
- Interactive First Peoples Land Map
Treaty 6 – Edmonton:
- Royal Alberta Museum
Virtual Exhibit Talk with Tanya Harnett
Virtual Story Time – Shi Shi Etko
Indigenous Reading List/ Films and Documentaries/ Podcasts
- Light the Bridge + Reflection
Hawrelak Park 10AM – 2PM
- All My Relations: Healing in Community
8118 Gateway Boulavard (7:30PM- 9PM)
Treaty 7 – Calgary
- Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society at Southcentre Mall
- Centre for Newcomers – Calgary Events
- Forest Lawn Truth & Reconciliation Event
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 4 pm – 8 pm
Forest Lawn Community Association 4020 26 Avenue SE
- 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 https://medicinewheel.education/pages/btoss
- 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 rrc.ca/indigenous/news
- 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 www.ucalgary.ca/events