The town of Belleville will mark the Nationwide Day for Fact and Reconciliation at an occasion later this month.
The town’s chair of Fairness Range and Inclusion Committee Councillor Sean Kelly says, “The Nationwide Day for Fact and Reconciliation is a chance for us to come back collectively and actually be taught from each other as we mirror on the continuing legacy of the residential college system.”
In a press release, Kelly says this 12 months’s focus is on training and reconciliation.
The occasion will embody opening remarks from Chief R. Don Maracle and Mayor Mitch Panciuk, a Wampum Belt demonstration with Jamie Maracle, presentation from Indigenous Proud artist Kory Parkin, distributors and extra.
The flag at Metropolis Corridor can even be lowered to half-staff because the group remembers and mourns all victims of the residential college system.
Councillor Sean Kelly added, “This 12 months’s focus is on training and reconciliation. It’s our hope that residents will soak up our fantastic visitor audio system and are available away from the occasion with newfound data as we proceed down the lengthy path to reconciliation.”
Along with the popularity occasion, the Bridge Road Bridge, BELLEVILLE signal and Firefighters Backyard will probably be lit orange to honour this essential day. The flag at Metropolis Corridor can even be lowered to half-staff as we bear in mind and mourn all victims of the residential college system.
A 24-hour Nationwide Indian Residential Faculty Disaster Line has been created to offer help for former residential college college students. Emotional disaster referral companies may be accessed by calling: 1-866-925-4419. Indigenous peoples throughout Canada can even go to The Hope for Wellness Assist Line 24 hours a day, seven days per week for counselling and disaster intervention. Name the toll-free Assist Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect with the net chat.
The occasion will probably be held at within the sq. behind metropolis corridor, starting at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, September 30.