Ceremonies and Special Events - Open to Everyone

Event Map

9:00-10:30 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 on Residential Schools
St. Boniface College
11:00 am-6:00 pm Sharing Circle with Commissioners
Persons affected by Residential Schools share their experiences with Commissioners
Commissioners Tent
12:00 pm-2:30 pm Métis Jamboree
All Use 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 Legacy, Impact and Reconciliation
St. Boniface College
2:00-2:30 pm Releasing Tears Prayer Oodena Circle
4:00-6:00 pm "Fabric of the Sky" Play by Ian Ross Manitoba Theatre for Young People
5:00-6:00 pm Traditional Call to Gather Gathering Tent
5:00-6:30 pm
“Muffins for Granny” Film, Remarks by Director
St. Boniface College
7:00-9:00 pm
Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
Whittier and Birds Hill Park
7:00-10:30 pm
Musical Performances; Susan Aglukark, special guest  Robby Romero and more
Scotiabank Main  
10:30 pm
Releasing of small lanterns as part of Rekindling the Fire art project  

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
Inuit Tent
9:00 am-9:00 pm Inuit Perspectives
10:00 am-12:00 pm Sewing Demonstration
Health Canada Tents
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
10:45-11:45 am Roman Catholic Church Information
11:45 am-12:45 pm United Church of Canada Information
12:45-2:45 pm We Are All Treaty People
2:45-3:45 pm Anglican Church Information
3:45-4:45 pm Presbyterian Church Information
6:00-7:00 pm Hospitality
Sharing Corner
Recording of Public Video Messages
Atrium at the Forks
“Where are the Children?” Exhibit
Artisans and Vendors
Truth and Reconciliation around the World
International Transitional Justice information

Activities and Services

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

Gathering Tent
9:00 am-8:00 pm 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 Launch
Listening Tent Discussion
Spirit Tent Traditional Teachings and Healing
Mind, Body, Spirit Tent
10:00-10:30 am Mindfulness and Meditation
10:30-11:30 am
Loving Kindness Meditation
12:00 pm-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