Institutions host public talks, share resources to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 28, 2021
Several institutions have announced that they will be closing their doors and/or hosting live virtual events and on-site memorials in honour of survivors and to share stories. Algoma University will be hosting a day of online and in-person events, including the lighting of a sacred fire, talks from survivors and elders, and a walk from Shingwauk Hall to the water at Bellevue Park. Algonquin College has announced a podcast, interviews and videos, a Sunrise Smudge, and numerous events in partnership with organizations across the City of Ottawa. The University of Fraser Valley will be hosting several talks and events, including a panel discussion on renaming and destatuing that will involve scholars from across Canada and the US. Portage College will be hosting a virtual Sunrise Ceremony and has released a list of resources that can be accessed on and off campus. The Justice Institute of British Columbia will be hosting an online observation on September 29th with Elder Caroline Buckshot and Lorelei Boyce. Though the day is not a provincial holiday in Ontario, Centennial College has announced that it will be closing for the day in order to give employees the opportunity to attend events and reflect. Algonquin | Centennial | JIBC | Portage | UFV | UWinnipeg (National)