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 Variety 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 study from each other as we replicate on the continued 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 may even be lowered to half-staff because the neighborhood 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 absorb our great visitor audio system and are available away from the occasion with newfound information as we proceed down the lengthy path to reconciliation.”
Along with the popularity occasion, the Bridge Road Bridge, BELLEVILLE signal and Firefighters Backyard can be lit orange to honour this essential day. The flag at Metropolis Corridor may 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 College Disaster Line has been created to supply assist for former residential college college students. Emotional disaster referral companies might be accessed by calling: 1-866-925-4419. Indigenous peoples throughout Canada may also go to The Hope for Wellness Assist Line 24 hours a day, seven days every week for counselling and disaster intervention. Name the toll-free Assist Line at 1-855-242-3310 or hook up with the net chat.
The occasion can be held at within the sq. behind metropolis corridor, starting at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, September 30.