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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at RCMP Heritage Centre

👉September 30, 2023

⏰12 pm to 4 pm

💲Free

Join the RCMP Heritage Centre in honouring the children who never returned home from Residential Schools, as well as honouring the survivors and their families and communities. From 12 pm to 4 pm we will have a range of free activities suitable for the whole family.

  • Sculpting with Lyndon Tootoosis
  • Learn about the Indian Residential School Memorial Monument created by Stanley Hunt
  • Activity story walk with “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt” by author Phyllis Webstad
  • Explore The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map
  • Make your own unique Every Child Matters button
  • Enter to win the book “When We Are Alone” by David Robertson

Come along and enjoy stone sculpting with Lyndon Tootoosis, a knowledgeable stone carver and storyteller from Poundmaker First Nation. With over 25 years of experience, Lyndon is the creative artist behind the stunning medicine wheel, named ‘Place of Reflection’, located near the Centre. Not only will he guide you, but he’ll also provide an incredible hands-on experience that will help you understand the important role of stones in Indigenous culture.

Learn about the Indian Residential School Memorial Monument currently located at Saskatchewan RCMP Headquarters until October 2. This 18-foot-tall, four-foot-diameter Monument was created by Kwakiutl master carver, Stanley Hunt. It serves as a memorial to the thousands of Indigenous children who suffered in Residential Schools.

Enjoy an activity story walk with “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt” by author Phyllis Webstad. This is both Phyllis’s true story and the story behind Orange Shirt Day. Adapted for ages 4-6.

Explore The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map. You will learn about the timeline and locations of Residential Schools in Canada, the different types of treaties, and gain insights into the connection Indigenous Peoples have with the land.

Make your own unique Every Child Matters button! This is something precious you can take home, crafted with your own hands. Have fun creating!

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Date

Sep 30 2023
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Time

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

RCMP Heritage Center
RCMP Heritage Centre, Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada
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