The New Dawn Collective event
Friday September 29th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A New Dawn: Everyone welcome! Join Algonquin Spiritual Advisor Albert Dumont of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation as we honour, reflect and encourage ways to take action to protect all our kinship relations, including Mother Earth. Celebrate the victory of the changing of the Ottawa river parkway name to Kichi Zībī Mīkan. Pay what you can – $10 minimum donation suggested. Tea, coffee and pastries provided, and special Orange Shirt cookies made by a local Inuk baker!

Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa.

To register contact pnaymark@gmail.com

Other events the New Dawn Collective is sharing with you …

(1) Storytelling Journey of Oshkimadizijik Inéwin From the Bush
Tuesday September 26th from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

In this Webinar, the hosts share how the land and community are ‘our relations’ and how we work together with them in order to heal and weave a blanket of care for ourselves and those around us. Presented by: Joey-Lynn Wabie and Alicia Williamson.

Dr. Joey-Lynn Wabie is an Algonquin Anicinabe ikwe from Mahingan Sagahigan (Wolf Lake) First Nation in Quebec. Alicia Williamson is a member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and the Anishinaabek Nation. This Webinar will run in English with simultaneous French and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. A Webinar recording in English and French will be made available after the Webinar.

Registration here. More information here.

(2) Otinichick : Taken
Friday, September 29th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join this special Truth & Reconciliation event: a proposed multi-media touring installation addressing the legacy of the Indigenous residential schools, day schools, the 60’s Scoop, and failed child welfare policies. Presenters include: Survivors, Sixties Scoop Network, Île-à-la-Crosse Boarding Schools, Métis Nation Alberta – Truth & Reconciliation. Food and refreshments will be served. Exhibit and Self-Guided Tours from 10:00 a.m. to noon; 12PM; Presentations and Discussion from noon – 3:00 p.m. (reservations required); Exhibit and Self-Guided Tours from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wabano Centre, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa.

Registration here. For information contact tonybelcourt209@gmail.com

(3) Inuit Identity Across Generations
September 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join a conversation with award-winning author Norma Dunning as she speaks to her latest book, Kinauvit? What is your name? The Eskimo disc system and a daughter’s search for her grandmother. Join us to learn about Inuit identity and how colonial institutions interrupted important cultural and social family markers. In-person and live streamed. Hosted by Carleton University’s School of Public Policy & Administration.

In-person at Dunton Tower, Carleton. Exact location available upon registration.

Register for in-person here. Register for online here. More information here, or contact sppa.events@carleton.ca

(4) Spirit Bear Movie Screening & Reconciling History Tour
September 30th from 10: a.m. to noon

Screening of short film The Spirit Bear: Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams! Followed by 45-minute guided Reconciliation Tour to view plaques marking the final resting places of key figures in the residential school system while learning about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. At 2:00 PM, join the unveiling of The Children’s Sacred Forest. Hosted by the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation & Assembly of Seven Generations.

Beechwood Cemetery National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa.

More information and register and select your time slot during the day here.

(5) Downtown Reconciling History Tour
September 30th & October 2nd: 10am-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm, or 4-6pm

The Reconciling History Walking Tour is a free, self-guided 2 km walking route in downtown Ottawa. Each point of interest along the route is an opportunity to learn about the role of non-Indigenous peoples and the federal government in residential schools, and the lessons we can glean from history to address contemporary injustices experienced by Indigenous peoples. Hosted by the Caring Society & the Assembly of Seven Generations.

Begins on Sparks Street, Ottawa.

More information and register and pick a day and time here.

(6) National Commemorative Gathering on Parliament Hill
September 30th from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

A live commemorative gathering, entitled: “Remembering The Children: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023”, with special programming to honour Survivors, pay tribute to the children who never made it home from residential schools, and deliver a safe and nurturing environment for reconciliation and healing. Co-hosted by APTN and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Parliament Hill and Live Broadcast on APTN.

More information here.