September 30th has been federally recognized as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to recognize and commemorate the legacy of Indian Residential Schools; it is also recognized as Orange Shirt Day.
kihêw waciston would like to hold space and offer support for anyone who wishes to join together in healing as we honor all those who have been affected by Residential Schools, including survivors and the children who never made it home.
Programming for the day will include (weather permitting):
Sacred fire tipi all day, located outside kihêw waciston, between Robbins Health Learning Centre and Allard Hall
Wellness Circle and all-day support with Elders
Live-mural: painting together to create a community piece
Artist session: Nataanii Means and Antoine Edwards Jr.
Boxed lunches available for students
Wear orange on September 30th to show your support.
Orange hearts will be available for distribution (prior to Sept 30). We encourage you to receive a heart and hang in your area in support of this significant day.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.