Orange Shirt Day Walk & BBQ – Healing Our Communities Presented by Reconciliation Regina
Regina, SK – The Equity Diversity Inclusion Network is hosting the Orange Shirt Day Walk & BBQ – Healing Our Communities, Presented by Reconciliation Regina, for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Saturday, September 30th.
Participants will gather at mâmawêyatitân centre starting at 8:30am for a Pipe Ceremony and then at 10am a short program will commence. The program will feature speaker, Eagle Feather News Editor and Residential School Survivor, Kerry Benjoe who is also a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation. A special memorial song will be sung by Everet Sayer & Tony Ironchild from Piapot First Nation for those children who never made it home from Indian Residential School.
The walk will be led by jingle dress dancers and will begin at 11am. The jingle dress dance signifies healing and will help all those that are part of the event with their healing journeys. Songs will be sung throughout the walk by the Red Dog Drum Group. The route will take participants through north central, hitting main streets including Elphinstone St., Albert St., and Dewdney Ave.
A BBQ is planned at 12pm as participants return from the walk.
8:30am – Pipe Ceremony
10:30am – Program
11:00am – Healing Walk
12:00pm – Free BBQ