To commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, participants will gather at the 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. Following this, 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., 5th Ave., Albert St. and 7th Ave.
A BBQ is planned at 12pm as participants return from the walk.
8:30am – Pipe Ceremony
10:00am – Program
11:00am – Healing Walk
12:00pm – Free BBQ