National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Date: Friday, September 30, 2022 - 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
To mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Trent University is hosting a number of in-person events to support learning and reflection, while encouraging members of the Trent community to take action on reconciliation. Additional self-directed learning resources are available online.
In advance of National Day of Truth & Reconciliation, orange shirts designed by Ojibwe artist Miskomin Manidoomin (Sabrina Fontaine) are being sold for $30 and are available for purchase from the Trent Central Student Association and the Trent Durham Student Association offices.
A full list of resources and the schedule of events can be found at trentu.ca/truthandreconciliationday.
Events hosted at both Trent Durham GTA and Peterborough campus on Friday, September 30, are as follows:
- Sunrise Ceremony 6:00 a.m., Mnidoowag A‘Kiing Traditional Area, Enwayaang
- Settlers Taking Action and Responsibility at Trent Booth 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Bata Library Podium
- Interactive Art Event, Durham Building B Atrium
- Three Sisters Lunch 12:00 p.m. while supplies last, Gzowski College Courtyard
- Community Sacred Fire12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Champlain College Fire Pit
- Warming Room, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., SC W6 – outside SC137 lecture hall
- Campus Reflection and Moment of Silence 2:00 p.m., Champlain College Fire Pit, Symons Campus and green space in front of Durham Building B
- Truth Before Reconciliation: Indian Residential and Day School Histories by Dr. Jackson Pind 3:00 p.m., First Peoples Gathering Space, Enwayaang and on Zoom (password 682215)
- Round Dance 4:30 p.m., Bata Library Podium
- “None of that Witchcraft Dancing” reading and talk by residential school survivor and Elder Shirley Ida Williams and Returning Home film screening 7:00 p.m., Nozhem First Peoples Performance Space, Enwayaang, and streamed to Durham Building B room 112
Counselling services are available at both campus locations to support the Trent community on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. A sacred fire for Indigenous members of the Trent community will be available at the tipi in Mnidoowag A‘Kiing Traditional Area in Peterborough, and at the campus fire pit at the Durham campus. Drop-in counselling services will be available from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Durham campus during the reflection ceremony. Counselling support will available in Peterborough during the evening programming in the Nozhem First Peoples Performance Space.
For more information and resources, please visit: www.trentu.ca/truthandreconciliationday
Senior Manager, Community & External Relations
Posted on September 17, 2022