The government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. “We all have a role to play in reconciliation. We can all listen, learn, and support the healing needed to address the intergenerational trauma caused by the residential school system.” – Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Alan Lagimodiere (quote from: https://chvnradio.com/articles/manitoba-observing-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation)
To honour the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Booth UC will be closed September 30. However, recognizing the importance of learning through community, we will be holding a special virtual gathering on September 29.
You are invited to gather via Zoom on Wednesday, September 29th, from 11:20 am – Noon.
Leading us in reflection and learning will be our guest speaker, Captain Crystal Porter, Associate Territorial Indigenous Ministries Consultant, THQ Corps Mission Department.
Please note the Zoom meeting link below and mark this important event on your calendar.
We hope that you are able to join our community of faculty, staff and students, as we help to prepare our hearts and minds for our first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
Captain Crystal Porter has asked us to prepare for a prayer exercise which will take place at the beginning of the event. She recommends having the following items with you, in order to participate fully:
• Small clear glass vase or clear tall drinking glass
• A couple rocks/ pebbles
• Twig or small branch
• Paper & Pen
• Flower (you can be creative and make a paper flower)
You are also encouraged to wear an orange T-shirt (if you have one) in solidarity with the Orange Shirt Day movement.
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