Truth and Reconciliation Weekend

  • September 30, 6-9pm & October 1, 10am-6pm, 2022
  • 242 Dalhousie St.
  • 519-257-0835

Together as a community we are on this journey of reconciliation. The truths of families and survivors of Canadian residential schools have left permanent scars on communities and our nation. In the spirit of healing and reconciliation, we will gather.

Join us to learn more about Indigenous culture. Watch demonstrations of dancing, drumming and storytelling. Learn and listen from Elders and motivational speakers from the community.
Shop at the Indigenous vendors selling unique arts, crafts and gifts.

 

Friday Sept 30th 6pm-9pm
Theresa Sims, Elder and Knowledge Keeper of Windsor/Essex County will Open the event with reflective drumming and singing. Chance Rush will be joining her along with Rudy Indigenous, an Indigenous DJ from Tribal Unite, to motivate and entertain throughout the evening.
Orange shirts will be sold on site.
The Commisariat Building will be open by the Provincial Marine featuring archives for visitors to see.
Park House Museum will be open with Indigenous exhibits focusing on Prehistoric Projectile Points and The Process and Effect of the Fur Trade from 6-8pm.

Saturday October 1st 10am-6pm
The amazing lineup above will be joined by Sylvia Maracle, numerous Indigenous vendors on the streets, more drumming and dancing as well as children’s programming and thoughtful storytelling in the Teepees.
Park House Museum will be open with Indigenous exhibits focusing on Prehistoric Projectile Points and The Process and Effect of the Fur Trade from 11am-5pm.
The Commisariat Building will be open by the Provincial Marine featuring archives for visitors to see from 12-4pm.

Photo of Theresa Sims
Photo of Rudy Indigenous

In an additional effort to understand and prepare for reconciliation the River Bookshop and their book club are featuring books of Indigenous culture in the months leading up to September 30. The Gibson Gallery has a Truth and Reconciliation exhibit on display Thursday to Sunday from 11am -5pm featuring artisits Krystal BigSky and Denis Marier. Also, the Park House Museum is hosting Indigenous exhibits titled Prehistoric Projectile Points and the Process and Effect of the Fur Trade.

Special Presenter

Chance serves as a consultant to tribes and organizations in reference to business, community outreach, staff trainings, and curriculum development. His passion for strengthening Native communities combined with his experiences led him to the development of Cloudboy Consulting, LLC.

Chance travels throughout the United States and Canada to work with Native communities in efforts to inspire, heal, motivate, and energize. He has a talent for using his energy and humor to spread a simple message, “Use your personal talents to lead you to greatness.”He promotes healthy living and lives his life alcohol and drug free.

Photo of Chance Rush
Photo of Sylvia Maracle

Special Presenter

Sylvia Maracle has been a leader in shaping the urban Indigenous experience in Canada. As the Executive Director of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, she transformed the organization from a handful of reception centres for migrating Indigenous peoples into over two dozen culturally-grounded centres of community building. An in-demand consultant, speaker, social activist and cultural-based practitioner, she is actively involved in diverse initiatives supporting the well-being of Indigenous peoples across Canada.

 

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