Ottawa, May 31-June 3, 2015.
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.
For more than 120 years, tens of thousands of Aboriginal children were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by the churches. They were taken from their families and communities in order to be stripped of language, cultural identity and traditions. Canada’s attempt to wipe out Aboriginal cultures failed. But it left an urgent need for reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is holding its Closing Event in Ottawa from May 31 to June 3, 2015.
Be a part of the National Journey for Healing and Reconciliation!
• Survivor Sharing Circles
• Walk for Reconciliation
• Actions of Reconciliation
• Education Day
• Traditional Ceremonies
• Cultural Performances
• Films, Archival Photos and more
Come and share your truth about the schools and their legacy. Witness and celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal cultures!
All gatherings are held at the Delta Ottawa, unless otherwise indicated. Open to the public and admission is free.