She:kon, Kwey, Tansi, Boozhoo, Halu, and Hello! We would like to recognize that any and all events and celebrations linked to Brockville’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat. We promise to honour and respect these cultures as we gather together in a good way.
Brockville – On Thursday, September 30th, the Planning Committee for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be hosting “Kanona’kwa,” which is the Haudenosaunee word for “Community.” This day has been earmarked as a Federal holiday meant to mark the history of Residential Schools, honour the victims and celebrate the survivors as set out in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.
From 10 am to 4:30 pm, the public is welcome to join the walk-through exhibition in Hardy Park to learn about the 94 Recommendations put forward by Residential School Survivors. COVID Protocols will be in place, restricting the number of people in the walk-through at any given time.
This event is free-of-charge and accessible to all. Additionally, there will be a Ceremony Circle in the gazebo where participants can engage in education on culture, and learn about the medicines that guide Indigenous peoples. Drumming will be led by an Algonquin grandmother (Kokum). Photography is limited to the walk-through (with permission only); no photography or videography is allowed in the Sacred Ceremony Circle.
To reserve a time for the walk-through, please click on the following link:
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Brockville Time slots or scan the QR code at the bottom of this press release.
We encourage daycares, elementary schools, secondary schools and anyone else who is interested in attending to register in advance, in order to ensure a safe and smooth event. We also suggest you visit the Brockville Train Tunnel in tandem with the exhibition, as it will be illuminated in orange to recognize those communities affected by the Residential School system.
We would like to recognize the following supporters:
● Brockville Chamber of Commerce
● Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
● Downtown Brockville Business Improvement Area
● Savvy Shoe Store
● Viscous Vapes & Downstem
● Prima Donna & Revolution
● Ontario Secondary School Teachers
● Upper Canada District School Board
For more information, please feel free to contact Bianca Timmerman at email@example.com