The Office of Indigenous Relations is please to offer the following events in support of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The University of Waterloo will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in September 30 to honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.
Starting at 7 a.m., Elder Myeengun Henry, Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, Faculty of Health, will hold a sunrise ceremony. The morning will also include a walk around Ring Road at 10:30 am followed by a feast, drumming and round dance. All events take place at the at the B.C. Matthews Hall Green. Everyone is invited and people are encouraged to bring their drums and their voices to the events.
Both Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo and Jean Becker, Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Relations are expected to give brief remarks at the event.
Registration link for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Truth and Reconciliation in Higher Learning Institutions webinar
The University of Waterloo will also host a Zoom webinar on Friday at 4 p.m., with keynote speaker Kevin Lamoureux, a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He is an award-winning scholar, has written many academic articles, and has taught at several universities. He formerly served as AVP of Indigenous Affairs at the University of Winnipeg and Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Kevin Lamoureux is expected to share his knowledge of truth and reconciliation and what that means to institutions of higher learning.
Registration link for the Truth and Reconciliation in Higher Learning Institutions webinar.