2022 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Thank you for taking part in the 2022 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  We encourage you to continue to explore ways to put reconciliation into action.

Sings Many Songs Women (Pearl White Quills, Deb Green and Noreen Demeria) sang for the opening of the healing garden at the Alberta Children's Hospital, a place of refuge for patients, staff and physicians. Photo courtesy of Albert Woo

Wearing an orange shirt symbolizes the harm done to residential school students and their families, and shows a commitment to the principle that every child matters. By acknowledging and understanding the truth of the past, we can take steps to move forward towards reconciliation.

AHS has been commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 for many years, to recognize the history and truthful impacts of residential schools in Alberta. The Orange Shirt Day movement started in 2013 after a Residential School Survivor spoke about having the orange shirt her grandmother bought for her taken away on her first day of school when she was 6 years old. Read her story here.

In 2021, Orange Shirt Day became the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. AHS will be commemorating the day with reflective sessions on Thursday, September 29. (Watch the recorded presentations here.) We encourage everyone to honour September 30 as a day of personal reflection or to take part in events in your community.

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Sings Many Songs Women (Pearl White Quills, Deb Green and Noreen Demeria) sang for the opening of the healing garden at the Alberta Children's Hospital, a place of refuge for patients, staff and physicians. Photo courtesy of Albert Woo

Wearing an orange shirt symbolizes the harm done to residential school students and their families, and shows a commitment to the principle that every child matters. By acknowledging and understanding the truth of the past, we can take steps to move forward towards reconciliation.

AHS has been commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 for many years, to recognize the history and truthful impacts of residential schools in Alberta. The Orange Shirt Day movement started in 2013 after a Residential School Survivor spoke about having the orange shirt her grandmother bought for her taken away on her first day of school when she was 6 years old. Read her story here.

In 2021, Orange Shirt Day became the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. AHS will be commemorating the day with reflective sessions on Thursday, September 29. (Watch the recorded presentations here.) We encourage everyone to honour September 30 as a day of personal reflection or to take part in events in your community.

*Please note: this page is moderated and any inappropriate or disrespectful content will be edited and/or removed.

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  • 20 - Sign up for Continuing Education

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    Sign up and register for the free 12 course continuing education program hosted by Faculty of Native studies at the University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada Course.

  • 21- Continue self-guided training

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    Continue your self-guided training through: 21 Things - Self-Guided Training - Indigenous Relations Academy Inc. powered by Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.

  • 22 - Watch a TED talk

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    Watch the TED Talk - Truth and Reconciliation with Kevin Lamoureux.

  • 23 - Listen to an AHS Our People Podcast

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    Tune into the AHS Our People Podcast - What is Reconciliation?

    Join the discussion with Shannon Dunfield, Joanna Gladue, and Randal Bell as they share what Truth & Reconciliation means and how to be an ally.

  • 24 - Tune into another AHS Our People Podcast

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    Tune into the AHS Our People Podcast - What is Decolonialization?

    Listen to Randal Bell, Joanna Gladue, and Brenda Laboucan discuss decolonialization – what it is, and developing a common understanding and approach in how we go about it.

  • 25 - Watch "The Secret Path"

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    Watch the animated Film produced by the late Gord Downie The Secret Path - The story of Chanie Wenjack.

  • 26 - Join the AHS Zoom sessions on Sept 29

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    Join the September 29 AHS sessions honouring the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation at AHS.

  • 27 - Listen to This is Survivors

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    Tune into the podcast This is Survivors - an eight-episode podcast.

    Made in partnership with CJSW and the Government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage, providing insight into the lived experience of residential school survivors and their families. Produced by Grace Heavy Runner, Cameron Siferd, and Jasmine Vickaryous, the project prioritizes Indigenous perspectives.