Thursday, September 30th marks the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. As such, it is an opportunity to stop and reflect on our place on the path to reconciliation. AHC is recognizing this day by making space for action, reflection, and learning. We are encouraging the AHC community to attend and support local Indigenous-led events and activities.

As such, please note that AHC’s office will be closed on Thursday, September 30th.


The following information is provided courtesy of the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations*

How Edmontonians can use National Day for Truth & Reconciliation to make steps on their path to reconciliation.

When: Sept. 30 at 6 am to Oct. 1 at 6 am (Broadcast Schedule (
How To Participate: This will be available on APTN Lumi (  or by watching APTN on your local TV network.
To welcome this day of remembrance, APTN will be offering a full day of programming to raise awareness about the significance and meaning of NDT&R. It will include special coverage in honour of residential school survivors, their families, and their communities.
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society (

When: September 30th from 1 to 4 pm
How To Participate: Register via Facebook  or Eventbrite

Join our Facebook live Orange Shirt Day event, commemorating the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.  The day will include Honour Song, Smudge and Prayer, Residential School Survivors Stories, Circle Talk, and Crafts.
Orange Shirt Day Run/Walk Every Child Matters (

When: September 30
Where: Ceremony at 3 pm at Indigenous Art Park
(; Runs/Walks at 4 pm at Huskie House (  parking lot below the High-Level Bridge
How To Participate: Register Online here.
Join our Run/Walk in support and awareness of those who did not survive the Residential school era and for those who did.  Children’s 2.15km event & choice of 5km or 10km event for adults This event will raise funds for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and local grassroots movements.  Please join us on September 30th in remembrance and to yell loudly that EVERY CHILD MATTERS
Indigenous writer’s panel: Literature on intergenerational trauma and healing (

When: September 30, noon to 1:30 pm
Where: Online ( (via Zoom)
Eden Robinson, Richard Van Camp and Lee Maracle will share their literature on intergenerational trauma and Indigenous resilience. The panel will be moderated by Dr.Michael Hard, University of Calgary’s Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement), with an opening prayer by Stoney Nakoda Elder Una Wesley and reflective remarks from Sarah Meilleur, the Calgary Public Library’s interim CEO.
Downie Wenjack Fund (

When: September 30
In anticipation of the newly established federal holiday, the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – many people in Canada have been wondering what this day means. DWF President and CEO, Sarah Midanik will be hosting a discussion to explore this new holiday, the significance of September 30, what this means for reconciliation in Canada, and how we can participate meaningfully. Public access is available on DWF social channels on September 30.
National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation (

When: Sept 27-Oct 1
How To Participate: Register Online (
Truth and Reconciliation Week is a 5-day national event that will continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Important conversations including the truths of the Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Métis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools’ system. This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists. Schedule for Truth and Reconciliation Week (General Public).
Light the Bridge (

In Edmonton, on September 30, 2021, the High-Level Bridge will be lit in orange to recognize this day and to encourage the city to reflect upon the legacy of Indian Residential Schools.

Fort Edmonton Park’s Indigenous Peoples Experience (

The exhibit explores the rich and beautiful cultures of Frist Nations and Métis Peoples while encouraging visitors to seek out the truths as lived by Indigenous Peoples before and after Canada became a county. Join them for an impactful and unforgettable journey on Saturdays from 12 pm – 4 pm, from October 2 through December 19, 2021. Tickets must be purchased online here.

Royal Alberta Museum (
1. Virtual Exhibit Talk with Tanya Harnett at 1:30 PM. More information here.
2. Virtual Storytime of Shi-Shi-Etko at 10:30 AM appropriate for children ages 4-8. More information here.

The University of Alberta – Indigenous Canada Free Course

Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions. Register here.

Indigenous Tourism Alberta (

Here you will find all the latest news, information, guides, activities and events across the province that celebrates our First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures. For more information, go here.


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