AHS Presentations - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

AHS has been commemorating Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30 for many years as a way of recognizing the history and truthful impacts of residential schools in Alberta. This year Orange Shirt Day became the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Thursday, September 30 - Presentations

Honouring and acknowledging the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
MC: Marty Landrie, Executive Director, AHS Indigenous Wellness Core
Opening Prayer and teachings from Elder Emil Durocher, remarks from AHS Leadership and teachings from the Indigenous Wellness Core.
Elder and Survivor Kerrie Moore will be sharing her experiences from residential school.

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Land Acknowledgements
Jamie Harmon, Indigenous Cultural Competency Education Team
Inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Land Acknowledgements are a stepping-stone in the reconciliation process. This presentation provides a look at Land Acknowledgements through an Indigenous lens. We will talk about their significance, how to prepare one and the best way to present one. Some of the content may be emotionally triggering as we will be learning the truths of Indigenous history in Canada. These topics will include Indian Residential Schools, the 60’s Scoop, Indian Hospitals and how these historical events affected the Indigenous population.

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National Day of Truth & Reconciliation Teachings
Elder Casey Eaglespeaker, Chair of the Wisdom Council

Elder Casey shares his experiences in residential school that he attended from the age of 41/2.

This is a very powerful presentation that may trigger an emotional response in many.
Please reach out for support if you need to.
The Hope For Wellness Helpline is available 24-hours a day at 1-855-242-3310.

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Allyship = Action
Dr. Esther Tailfeathers Medical Director, AHS Indigenous Wellness Core
Dr. Esther Tailfeathers will provide a picture of Indigenous health in the province, discuss systemic racism and how allies can help by working together to bring about change. You’ll learn what an ally is and what allies can do to contribute to anti-racism in Alberta.

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Reconciliation: Decolonizing Health Services
Randal Bell, Senior Advisor – Indigenous Populations, AHS
Through research and personal experience, Randal will present a linear sequence of trauma that brought us to the current state of the Indigenous health crisis. Randal speaks to the difference between equity and equality in health services and the critical need for individual and systemic change. Randal will conclude by presenting a pathway to decolonizing health service through trust, mutual understanding, partnership and respect.

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Conversation with filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Join us for a discussion with the filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, to discuss her film, Kímmapiitssini – The Meaning of Empathy, which examines the change brought by community members with substance-use disorder, first responders and medical professionals as they strive for harm reduction in the Kainai First Nation. Watch the trailer here.

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Thank you for taking part in the 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  We encourage you to continue to explore ways to put reconciliation into action.

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