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Each of the seven flames in the circle of the
TRC's logo represents one of the Seven Sacred Teachings - Truth, Humility, Honesty, Wisdom, Respect, Courage and Love.

Program - Day Four Wednesday June 3, 2015


Subject to change.

9:00AM – Noon Presentation of “Healing with Humour and Music”

Presenter: Winston Wuttunee

A household name in the Canadian music industry since 1973, Aboriginal entertainer Winston Wuttunee has wowed audiences across North America as well as Europe and Australia as a singer, keynote speaker, and comedian. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Winston is fluent in Cree, English, French, and has a working knowledge of German. He has appeared in hundreds of newspaper articles and interviews, on national television, on radio, and in three movies. In 2002, he became a Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, an honour bestowed upon him by the Annual Aboriginal Awards.
Delta Ottawa - Ballroom
Noon Ceremonial Close to TRC and Honouuring Ceremony (Invited Guests)

The Residential School Survivor Committee and Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners attend a closing ceremony
Rideau Hall
1:30PM Honouring Memories - Planting Dreams Ceremony (Open to public)

Children from the Ottawa- Gatineau area will gather at Rideau Hall to greet the Commissioners of the TRC, survivors and all those with the responsibility of continuing the important work of reconciliation started by the TRC. Each child will carry two hearts mounted on gardening stakes: They will plant one heart in the Heart Garden at Rideau Hall and they will share the other with an adult attending the formal closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Following a brief ceremony, a rendition of “Sing”, and the planting of the hearts, the children will lead a procession away from Rideau Hall to symbolize that children will lead us to a future of reconciliation
Rideau Hall
2:30PM Final Call to Gather
an opportunity to look back and acknowledge people involved in the Commission’s work over the last six years.
Marion Dewar Plaza
3:30PM Round House
Marion Dewar Plaza
4:00PM - 5:00PM Buffy Sainte-Marie in Concert

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s bold new album, Power in the Blood, begins where it all started more than 50 years ago, with a contemporary version of “It’s My Way,” the title track of her 1964 debut. Its message, about the road to self-identity and the conviction to be oneself, still resonates with the Cree singer-songwriter, activist, educator, visual artist, and winner of countless awards (Oscar, Juno, and Golden Globe, among them).
Marion Dewar Plaza