A quick look at the upcoming TRC Event in Ottawa

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Truth and Reconciliation Commission updated its agenda for the upcoming event in Ottawa.Here’s a quick look:Day One – Sunday May 31, 2015Subject to change.Sunrise Lighting of the Sacred Fire CeremonyPipe Ceremony and Water Ceremony – Victoria Island11:15AM Walk for Reconciliation Stage Program -Begins École secondaire de l’Île, 255 Saint-Rédempteur Street, Gatineau, QCNoon Start of Walk for Reconciliation École secondaire de l’Île12:30PM (approximate) Start of Walk for Reconciliation Short Route – Victoria Island1:30PM Walk for ReconciliationStage Program and Entertainment Marion Dewar Plaza110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa, ON7PM Film Screening and Discussion Panel National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. Ottawa, ON Day Four – Wednesday June 3, 2015Subject to change.Sunrise (Approx. 5:30AM) Sunrise Ceremony Victoria Island10:00AM Ceremonial Close to TRC and Honouring Ceremony Rideau Hall (Invited Guests)1:15PM Honouring Memories; Planting Dreams Ceremony Rideau Hall (Open to public)TBD Sacred FireLetting the Sacred Fire burn itself out Victoria Island3PM Feast for Reconciliation TBD Day Two – Monday June 1, 2015Subject to change.9AM – 2:30PM Education DayFor pre-registered school groups only EY Centre9AM – 4PM Walking with our Sisters Memorial for Survivors of Residential Schools Delta Ottawa – Cartier Room9AM Welcome and Induction of Honorary Witnesses Delta Ottawa – Plenary9 – 11AM Sharing Circle with Survivor Committee Members Delta Ottawa9AM – 5PM Private Statement Gathering Delta Ottawa9AM – 5PM Learning Place Delta Ottawa – Lobby9AM – 5PM Archival Displays Delta Ottawa9-10AM Pike Head Teachings Delta Ottawa10:30 – Noon KAIROS Blanket Exercise Delta Ottawa10:30AM Update on Day Schools Litigation Delta Ottawa – Plenary11AM – Noon Actions of Reconciliation Delta Ottawa – Plenary1PM-3PM Panel: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Justice, Reconciliation and HopeIntroduction: Commissioner WIlton LittlechildModerator: Jennifer PrestonPanelists: Grand Chief Ed John; Ellen Gabriel; Paul Joffe; David Langtry Delta Ottawa – Plenary3:15 – 4:30PM Inspiring Reconciliaction: Creating a New Way Forward.Panelists: Chief Dr. Robert Joseph; Jessica Bolduc; Mary Simon; Bob Watts; Todd Khozein Delta Ottawa – Plenary7PM Doors open7:30 Start Reconciliation Through the ArtsRoyal Winnipeg Ballet brief performance of ‘Going Home Star’ followed by a discussion panel(By invitation) The Studio – National Arts Centre8 – 9:30PM Play: The Voice of Silence (La voix du silence) Marion Dewar PlazaDay Three – Tuesday June 2, 2015Subject to change.Sunrise (Approx. 5:30AM) Sunrise Ceremony Victoria Island9:00AM Induction of Honorary Witnesses Delta Ottawa – Plenary9:00 – 11:00AM Sharing Circle with Survivor Committee Members Delta Ottawa9:00AM – 5PM Private Statement Gathering Delta Ottawa9:00AM – 5PM Learning Place Delta Ottawa – Lobby9:00AM – 5PM Archival Displays Delta OttawaTBD Release of TRC findings on Indian Residential Schools Delta Ottawa11:30 – 1:30PM Survivor Luncheon Delta Ottawa1:30 – 3:00PM Response from Parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement Delta Ottawa3:00 – 4:30PM Passing the Torch: Pledges of Reconciliation Delta Ottawa7:00 – 9:00PM Talent NightClick here to download a performer’s application form Marion Dewar Plazalast_img