#285 Wetaskiwin, Alberta

  • Attendes: Less than 50 people
  • Place: Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

We downloaded the 1000 Conversations booklet and watched a few of the videos before discussing what we thought about residential schools. It was very sad and informative.

#284 Ajagutaq/Katiniit Committee

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Kimmirut, Nunavut

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

The Ajagutaq/Katiniit Committee will host Community Walk and back for activities. Due to number of residents of Kimmirut out camping during the weekend, date was changed for June 9. The Ajagutag/Katiniit Committee is encouraging all residents and visitors to join Community Walk followed by activities, tea party at the Akavak Centre.


 

#283 Teralba Park Stolen Generation Commemorative Site Support Group

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Chelmer, Queensland, Australia

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Dawn Ceremony, Teralba Park Stolen Generation Commemorative Site (Brisbane, Qld, Australia.)

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

The event brings together 100+ Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people of all ages, increasing each year as school’s administrators and students join in the ceremony of remembrance and commit to healing and reconciliation.

#282 Community Wellness Centre

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Our event will include a feast and a remembrance ceremony that will bring former students and their families together so that they can reflect on their common experiences while strengthening the support system that we are striving to put in place for everyone.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

This will give everyone an opportunity to receive support from each other and the community hence helping the healing process either to begin or to continue.

#281 Igloolik Health Centre

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Igloolik, Nunavut

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

We will begin the day with traditional throat singing and drumming. Open with a prayer and begin to build monument where symbolically that may their memories to rest but have the monument stand with respect to their survival. To create a gathering place to remember and heal.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Recently in Igloulik the Truth and Reconciliation were here at the end of March.

 

#280 Health and Social Services

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Cape Dorset, Nunavut

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

In discussion with community members it has been decided that a National Day of Healing and Reconciliation would be very beneficial in Cape Dorset. We were thinking that it would be beneficial to have a healing session in the afternoon on that day with as many community members as possible. Have some fun games for the kids, have some elders and community members speak on positive ways that we can grow as a community and then have a feast to finish off the day.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Cape Dorset is a Northern community that has a lot of healing that needs to be done. Getting community members together as a group to share stories, food, and laughter is a great way to develop community spirit and to join together as a cohesive group. It would be beneficial for all of the community members.

#279 Speed Skating Nunavut

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Iqaluit, Nunavut

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

At the end of our speed skating session, to celebrate our successes, and to acknowledge our athletes, and to celebrate our commitment to healthy living we have a picnic.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

It is a positive source for recognition of healthy lifestyles and a positive book for the future.

#278 Katlodeeche First Nation

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Hay River Dene, Northwest Territories

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Our agenda includes the following: Information Session on Healing and Reconciliation, Community Healing/ Sharing Circle (focus- Healing and Reconciliation), Community Feast, Drum Dance and Hand games.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

The objective will be focused on Healing and Reconciliation and our traditional and cultural values while promoting our new victim services program.

#277 Liidlikue First Nation

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Former students having validation and also awareness of an Identity.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Many people have not spoke of Residential Schooling. This is a step of healing to many.

#276 Dehche Health and Social Services

  • Attendees: 10-50 people
  • Place: Hay River, Northwest Territories

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Sharing of residential school experience. The ripple effects and inter-generational trauma/families/community members.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Re-connecting to land, people and spirituality- in harmony and uniting families and community members.

#275 Beaufort Delta Health & Social Services

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Community Feast and School Presentations.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Provide information about support for survivors/coping strategies. Encourage community support.

#274 Dehcho Health and Social Services

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Fort Providence, Northwest Territories

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Begin with a sharing circle, prayer and share food, and begin to get comfortable to be together.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Begin to gather people together as this is a struggle and share stories and food.

#273 Jehicho Health and Social Services

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Fort Liard, Yukon Territories

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

Lunch, film, and community activity, drumming, band.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

People will get together for a common cause. Share a meal and listen to music.

#272 Aurora College, Early Childhood Development Program

  • Attendees: 50-200 people
  • Place: Fort Smith, Northwest Territories

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

I am the coordinator with Aurora College in Fort Smith, NT. I will be holding a series of workshops about healthy eating with aboriginal students across the NT. Often this topic sparks talks about healthy eating with aboriginal students across the NT. Often this topic sparks talks about their backgrounds and the problems the students now face with eating/food habits because of residential schools.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Through our discussions we hope to bring about some healing with the students by offering them some healthy choices to feeding toddlers/children healthy meals in a healthy setting.

 

#271 First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun

  • Attendees: Over 200 people
  • Place: Mayo, Yukon Territories

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

This year’s event in Mayo will include members of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, various church representatives and members of the community-all are invited to participate. We will have speakers, a community wide BBQ, viewing of the “Healing Happens” video and an opportunity for people to share their story. It is a time for the community to come together in fellowship and heal.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Our hope is that the event will be multi-generational and that the legacy of IRS’s will be understood and that healing can take place bot for individuals and the community as a whole. With the opportunity to view the video, hear stories, share photos, and build relationships, we hope to foster an environment of understanding and support so that healing and reconciliation can take place.