National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day & Orange Shirt Day both fall on September 30. This day honours the lives lost and survivors of residential schools. To gain an understanding of the significance of September 30, please visit the following webpages for free resources.
https://www.orangeshirtday.org/ – General page for Orange shirt day. Includes videos from Phyllis Webstad about the history of Orange Shirt Day and resources for schools.
https://www.alberta.ca/orange-shirt-day.aspx—In-person, Virtual, and Suggestions for Orange shirt day activities from the Alberta Government. It includes several film screenings, discussions, and a virtual blanket exercise.
https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/schedule_festivals_events/orange-shirt-day—City of Edmonton Orange Shirt Day information. It includes several short videos including Jingle Dress history, Metis Culture, Seven Sacred Teachings, and last year’s digital celebration.
https://empoweringthespirit.ca/orange-shirt-day-and-beyond/ – Orange shirt day PD resources for school staff (Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortium), but the videos are free to access for anyone.
https://nctr.ca/education/trw/general-public-schedule/#schedule-day-1—A week of activities from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Register to view live and pre-recorded videos all week September 27-October 1.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBvA1cNo7o8—The Orange Shirt Story (book read on youtube)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6UFhAlkJTIaDmU3F_DJZ8Q?fbclid=IwAR3ATdbkEXLVjOocp8ge-ZK0RVvbhWgCD3E7o8y9OWQRZzIwcjTDZbV3RSk—Webinar from Alberta Mentoring Partnership September 27. Elder Murial Lee from Maswacis will be sharing Cree traditional knowledge and practices during an hour-long discussion to honor Truth & Reconciliation Week.
Canadian Federal Information—https://www.canada.ca/en/crown-indigenous-relations-northern-affairs.html—includes information on the Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls To Action with details on each, Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, and many links to other resources. https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1524494530110/1557511412801—the 94 Calls to Action