Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Thompson, Manitoba
September 21, 2022
Treaty Five Territory, Thompson, MB –Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. is sharing information about upcoming events in Thompson that are taking place to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The City of Thompson and Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy are hosting events in Thompson on September 29 and 30, 2022. MKO is part of the Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy.
“As we approach the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, I am sending love to all those who survived residential schools. My thoughts are with all those who are impacted. As awareness grows regarding the legacy of the residential school system, I encourage everyone to continue learning more and to do what you can to support and honour the Survivors in your circle. Join us as we honour the Survivors of residential schools and remember the children who never came home,” shared Grand Chief Garrison Settee.
On Thursday, September 29, Family Night takes place at the Thompson Regional Community Centre (TRCC) from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm. This free event includes games and activities for the whole family. The first 200 guests will receive pizza.
The second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is on September 30. The date is also known to many as “Orange Shirt Day.” On September 30, activities take place in Thompson from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Legion Hall and at the residential school monument.
At 1:00 pm at the Legion Hall, there will be tea and bannock and family activities; at 3:30 pm, there will be a walk to the monument, followed by a pipe ceremony, honour song from Dene drummers, and a moment of silence; and at 5:00 pm there will be a feast and round dance at the Legion Hall to end the day in a good way.
All are welcome to attend these free events taking place to honour residential school Survivors.
For more information:
Melanie Ferris, MKO Communications
Email: [email protected]