To Commemorate National Truth and Reconciliation Day and the impact and trauma endured by indigenous people in Canadian residential schools, CFS Regina will be closed on September 30 2021.
CFS Regina staff and all members of the community are encouraged to learn, reflect and participate in events to Honor and Respect Canada’s residential school survivors, their families and their communities.
Truth & Reconciliation Call to Action #80: We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal Peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honor Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
Events and Links to learning resources:
Thursday September 30th : Indigenous Speaker Series at Royal Saskatchewan Museum https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2021/september/23/sgi-partnering-with-the-royal-saskatchewan-museum-on-indigenous-speaker-series
Thursday September 30th a community event in Victoria Park starting at noon to recognize Orange Shirt Day. The event, organized by Circle Project and Regina Work Preparation Centre, will offer people a chance to “learn about, act on and honour the impact of residential schools,” according to a release.
Thursday September 30th at noon the Regina Public Library has a program that will start with a blessing from Elder Marjorie Lavallee and an honour song from Plains Cree Inc. The event will also include a reading from Bevann Fox, who is a residential school survivor and an author. The event will close with a jingle dance by Connie Starblanket.
Links provided by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to actions and resources as we respect Orange Shirt Day:
Nick Crighton, Director of Indigenous Engagement, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aFF_ZVrDjU