National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

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To commemorate this day, we invite you to view a video of Elder Shelley Charles sharing special tobacco teachings in the McMichael’s Minokamik Garden along with local youth, volunteers and staff.

In this video Shelley addresses how the creation of this beautiful medicine garden contributes to reconciliation efforts, and provides an inclusive outdoor space for community engagement, land-based teachings and educational opportunities.

Read about the Minokamik Garden

Chief Curator Sarah Milroy reflects on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Listen to our Chief Curator Sarah Milroy reflect on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as she discusses works by Elizabeth Katt Petrant and her grandmother Angele Katt.