Honouring our Children on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Date: Sep 30, 2021  to  Sep 30, 2021 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Maffeo Sutton Park / Swy-a-Lana

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The Government of Canada recently designated September 30 of every year as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis residential school survivors, their families, and communities; and, to ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

To recognize this important date, Snuneymuxw First Nation, City of Nanaimo, and Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools are hosting an event on September 30, 2021 to bring awareness to honour and remember residential school survivors and their families and consider ways in which we can continue to reflect on the truth and advance reconciliation in our community.

The event “Honouring our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation” will take place on September 30, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maffeo Sutton/ Swy-a-Lana Park in Nanaimo. This event will include messages from community leaders, sharings from Snuneymuxw community members impacted by residential schools, honouring a welcome pole by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown, Snuneymuxw Flag recognition, cultural performances by Snuneymuxw Dancers and School District children and youth, plus activities for children. Community members are invited to witness this event and wear orange to show their support.

More details on the following Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/382749036690048

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