Ceremonies and Special Events - Open to Everyone

Event Map

9:00-10:00 am Pipe Ceremony and Four Direction Drum Calling Oodena Circle
9:00-5:00 pm MaMawi Children and Youth Programming Manitoba Theatre for Young People
10:00-11:30 am Screening of Short Films about Residential Schools Legacy and Reconciliation
St. Boniface College
10:30 am-4:45 pm Academic Conference: Prairie
Perspectives on Residential Schools-

All Use Tent, Explore Manitoba Theatre
6:00-7:30 pm Academic conference keynote speaker Manitoba Theatre for Young People
11:00 am-6:00 pm Sharing Circle with Commissioners
Persons affected by Residential Schools share their experiences with Commissioners
Commissioners Tent
1:00-2:30 pm “Moving Gallery” Play Manitoba Theatre for Young People
1:00-2:30 pm Screening of Short Films about Residential Schools St. Boniface College
2-2:30 pm Releasing Tears Prayer Oodena Circle
3:00-4:00 pm Arrival and Entrance of Unity Horse Riders Oodena Circle
5:00-6:00 pm Traditional Call to Gather Gathering Tent
7:00-9:00 pm Screening of Short Films about Residential Schools Legacy and Reconciliation St. Boniface College
7:00-9:00 pm Sweat Lodge Ceremonies Whittier and Birds Hill Park
7:30-9:30 pm Inuit Showcase of Song and Dance
All Use Tent
8:00-10:00 pm Writing Truth, Imagining Reconciliation: works by authors Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Statement Gathering will take place daily from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Inn at the Forks

Ongoing Venues and Events
Open to Everyone (Open from 9 am – 9 pm unless posted otherwise)

Manitoba Theatre for Young People
“Project of the Heart” Exhibit
Learning Tent
History and Impacts of Residential Schools
Métis Tent
9:00-9:30 am Métis Perspectives
9:30-10:00 am Fiddling
10:15-11:15 am Sash Weaving Workshop
11:45 am-12:15 pm Survivor Storytelling
12:20-1:00 pm Fiddling
2:00-3:00 pm Sash Weaving Workshop
3:15-3:45 pm Fiddling
6:30-8:00 pm Survivor Storytelling, Fiddling
Inuit Tent
9:00 am-9:00 pm Inuit Perspectives
10:00 am-5:00 pm Sewing Demonstration
Health CanadaTents
Health Supports
Federal Welcome and Information Tent
Government Services Information, Rest Area
Artworks Tent
Showcase of Artistic Expression
Athletics Tent
Aboriginal Athletes and Indian Residential Schools
Interfaith Tent
10:45 am-12:45 pm Native Traditional Spiritualities in Conversation With Christianity
12:45-1:45 pm Presbyterian Church Information
1:45-2:45 pm Anglican Church Information
2:45-3:45 pm United Church of Canada Information
3:45-4:45 pm Roman Catholic Church Information
6:00-7:00 pm Hospitality and Music
7:00-9:00 pm Paths to Reconciliation
Sharing Corner
Recording of Public Video Messages
Atrium at the Forks
“Where are the Children?” Exhibit
Artisans and Vendor

Truth and Reconciliation around the World
International Centre for Transitional Justice information

Activities and Services

Open to Survivors, their Family and Friends (Open from 9 am – 9 pm unless posted otherwise)

Gathering Tent
Respite Care and Rest area
Inn at the Forks
9:00 am-8:00 pm Individual Statement Gathering
Rekindling the Fire Tent
Medicine Wheel Project
Listening Tent
Spirit Tent
Traditional Teachings and Healing
Mind, Body, Spirit Tent
10-10:30 am Mindfulness and Meditation
10:30-11:30 am
Loving Kindness Meditation
12:00-1:00 pm Breathing, Energy and Stretching
1:30-2:00 pm MIndfulness and Meditation
2:00-3:00 pm Loving Kindness Meditation
Community Events Tent
10:00-11:00 am Sharing of Best Practices
1:30-3:30 pm Sharing of Best Practices