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A quick look at the upcoming TRC Event in Ottawa

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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission updated its agenda for the upcoming event in Ottawa.

Here’s a quick look:

Day One – Sunday May 31, 2015

Subject to change.

Sunrise Lighting of the Sacred Fire Ceremony

Pipe Ceremony and Water Ceremony – Victoria Island

11:15AM Walk for Reconciliation Stage Program -Begins École secondaire de l’Île, 255 Saint-Rédempteur Street, Gatineau, QC

Noon Start of Walk for Reconciliation École secondaire de l’Île

12:30PM (approximate) Start of Walk for Reconciliation Short Route – Victoria Island

1:30PM Walk for Reconciliation

Stage Program and Entertainment Marion Dewar Plaza

110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa, ON

7PM Film Screening and Discussion Panel National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. Ottawa, ON

 

Day Two – Monday June 1, 2015

Subject to change.

9AM – 2:30PM Education Day

For pre-registered school groups only EY Centre

9AM – 4PM Walking with our Sisters Memorial for Survivors of Residential Schools Delta Ottawa – Cartier Room

9AM Welcome and Induction of Honorary Witnesses Delta Ottawa – Plenary

9 – 11AM Sharing Circle with Survivor Committee Members Delta Ottawa

9AM – 5PM Private Statement Gathering Delta Ottawa

9AM – 5PM Learning Place Delta Ottawa – Lobby

9AM – 5PM Archival Displays Delta Ottawa

9-10AM Pike Head Teachings Delta Ottawa

10:30 – Noon KAIROS Blanket Exercise Delta Ottawa

10:30AM Update on Day Schools Litigation Delta Ottawa – Plenary

11AM – Noon Actions of Reconciliation Delta Ottawa – Plenary

1PM-3PM Panel: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Justice, Reconciliation and HopeIntroduction: Commissioner WIlton Littlechild

Moderator: Jennifer Preston

Panelists: Grand Chief Ed John; Ellen Gabriel; Paul Joffe; David Langtry Delta Ottawa – Plenary

3:15 – 4:30PM Inspiring Reconciliaction: Creating a New Way Forward.Panelists: Chief Dr. Robert Joseph; Jessica Bolduc; Mary Simon; Bob Watts; Todd Khozein Delta Ottawa – Plenary

7PM Doors open

7:30 Start Reconciliation Through the Arts

Royal Winnipeg Ballet brief performance of ‘Going Home Star’ followed by a discussion panel(By invitation) The Studio – National Arts Centre

8 – 9:30PM Play: The Voice of Silence (La voix du silence) Marion Dewar Plaza

Day Three – Tuesday June 2, 2015

Subject to change.

Sunrise (Approx. 5:30AM) Sunrise Ceremony Victoria Island

9:00AM Induction of Honorary Witnesses Delta Ottawa – Plenary

9:00 – 11:00AM Sharing Circle with Survivor Committee Members Delta Ottawa

9:00AM – 5PM Private Statement Gathering Delta Ottawa

9:00AM – 5PM Learning Place Delta Ottawa – Lobby

9:00AM – 5PM Archival Displays Delta Ottawa

TBD Release of TRC findings on Indian Residential Schools Delta Ottawa

11:30 – 1:30PM Survivor Luncheon Delta Ottawa

1:30 – 3:00PM Response from Parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement Delta Ottawa

3:00 – 4:30PM Passing the Torch: Pledges of Reconciliation Delta Ottawa

7:00 – 9:00PM Talent Night

Click here to download a performer’s application form Marion Dewar Plaza

 

Day Four – Wednesday June 3, 2015

Subject to change.

Sunrise (Approx. 5:30AM) Sunrise Ceremony Victoria Island

10:00AM Ceremonial Close to TRC and Honouring Ceremony Rideau Hall (Invited Guests)

1:15PM Honouring Memories; Planting Dreams Ceremony Rideau Hall (Open to public)

TBD Sacred Fire

Letting the Sacred Fire burn itself out Victoria Island

3PM Feast for Reconciliation TBD

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