September 30 is the National Day of Truth and Reconcilliation. Below is a section of a Pastoral letter Written by Bishop John Stephens on September 28, 2021 listing some events that are taking place on September 30, 2021.
It is a day to Learn about the history of residential schools, witness and support the resiliency of the Survivors, and honour the present and continuing healing journeys for all people injured and traumatized by residential schools.
There are a number of activities taking place in the Lower Mainland.
Here are a few:
A Walk with Elders and their families is open to the entire community.
It begins at 9am at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 East Hastings Vancouver and proceeds to Grandview Park from 11 – 2 with: activities, food, drum circle, crafting and sharing.
March at University of BC
Starts at 12noon outside the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.
Proceeds along the Main Mall to the Reconciliation Pole and finishes at the Engineering Cairn. Tea and Bannock, address from an Elder/Survivor and information regarding Residential Schools will be available.
2:15 PM Drumming for the Children Call from Tk’emlups People
Tk’emlups te Secwepemc calls on people world wide to drum simultaneously for the missing children of Indian Residential Schools on September 30 at 2:15pm.
The community is offering an Honour song to connect, and support the missing children.
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