Truth and Reconciliation

Falun School students and staff participate in a round dance as one of the activities on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in 2021. (Facebook/ Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools)

Reconciliation with Indigenous youth in schools

Reconciliation is ever evolving in Canada and something that is now being…

 

Dr. Wilton Littlechild was the keynote speaker at a memorial ceremony in Maskwacis on May 31, 2021, in honour of the children whose remains were uncovered at the former residential school site in Kamloops, B.C. (File photo)

Dr. Wilton Littlechild: Everyone must work together for true reconciliation

Dr. Wilton Littlechild of Maskwacis, a residential school survivor and former commissioner…

 

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Discovering Truth event

WCPS, Town of Ponoka, Jubilee Library host event for Truth and Reconciliation

  • Sep 29, 2022

 

Kennedy Bruno presents a cheque to the Ermineskin Women’s Shelter. L-R: Sandy Belrose, Kennedy, Sandy Ermineskin and Derek Druno. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Success of young Samson Cree Nation entrepreneur gives hope to community

Sandra Ermineskin: ‘I’m now witnessing young people beginning to rise’

Kennedy Bruno presents a cheque to the Ermineskin Women’s Shelter. L-R: Sandy Belrose, Kennedy, Sandy Ermineskin and Derek Druno. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Phyllis Webstad, author of The Orange Shirt Story, wears a 2019 Orange Shirt Day T-shirt. (UVIC PHOTO SERVICES)

The history of Orange Shirt Day

This September 30 will be the second annual National Day for Truth…

Phyllis Webstad, author of The Orange Shirt Story, wears a 2019 Orange Shirt Day T-shirt. (UVIC PHOTO SERVICES)
A pow wow at the tee pee village in Ponoka during the Ponoka Stampede in 2022. (File photo)
A pow wow at the tee pee village in Ponoka during the Ponoka Stampede in 2022. (File photo)

Town of Ponoka will recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Town of Ponoka, which is located on Treaty 6 territory, will…

  • Sep 26, 2022
A pow wow at the tee pee village in Ponoka during the Ponoka Stampede in 2022. (File photo)
A pow wow at the tee pee village in Ponoka during the Ponoka Stampede in 2022. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Ponoka community partners come together for ‘Discovering Truth’ event

Event will be held Sept. 29 in honour of National Truth and Reconciliation Day

(Black Press file photo)
L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Alberta First Nations anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Four Nations of Maskwacis anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Black Press file photo)

Ponoka community partners come together for Red Dress Day

Event to honour MMIWG to be held in Centennial Park May 5

(Black Press file photo)
Passers-by stop to take a photo of the grave of former Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King in Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Friday, October 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Federal officials rethink wording of markers at gravesites of past prime ministers

Plaques are being rethought specifically in light of historical mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples

Passers-by stop to take a photo of the grave of former Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King in Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Friday, October 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The t-shirts of attendees at Campbell River’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation ceremony illustrate the continual effect of Canada’s residential school system on multiple generations. (Ronan O’Doherty, Campbell River Mirror)

West Coast B.C. chief says shadow of residential schools `gets longer and longer’

Homalco Chief Darren Blaney: ‘Before (Kamloops) … nobody took the genocide seriously’

The t-shirts of attendees at Campbell River’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation ceremony illustrate the continual effect of Canada’s residential school system on multiple generations. (Ronan O’Doherty, Campbell River Mirror)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau vacationing at a beachfront property in Tofino on Sept. 30. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Trudeau spends National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with family in Tofino

PM says he spoke on the phone with survivors, Tofino event organizers disappointed he didn’t attend

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau vacationing at a beachfront property in Tofino on Sept. 30. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Governor General Mary Simon speaks during the Presentation of Canadian Honours at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on September 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Truth and Reconciliation Day personal for new governor general, Mary May Simon

Daughter of a white father and Inuk mother, May Simon was not forced into residential school

Governor General Mary Simon speaks during the Presentation of Canadian Honours at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on September 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A memorial is displayed on Parliament Hill as ceremonies take place for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians urged to donate one day’s pay to Indigenous groups on Sept. 30

Organization says it’s a way for all Canadians to mark the new holiday

A memorial is displayed on Parliament Hill as ceremonies take place for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Shoes are placed on the lawn outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children after it was announced that ground-penetrating radar had detected unmarked graves near the facility in Kamloops, B.C., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Numerous Indigenous nations reported unmarked graves at former residential school sites

Shoes are placed on the lawn outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children after it was announced that ground-penetrating radar had detected unmarked graves near the facility in Kamloops, B.C., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman places one of 215 pairs of children’s shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. When the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation announced the discovery of 215 unmarked graves found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Canadians had to face the horrific realities Indigenous children and youth had to live while being forced to attend residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Teaching Canadians to observe solemn new Truth and Reconciliation Day could take time

The holiday grants a paid day off to federally regulated employees and public servants

A woman places one of 215 pairs of children’s shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. When the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation announced the discovery of 215 unmarked graves found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Canadians had to face the horrific realities Indigenous children and youth had to live while being forced to attend residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck