National Truth and Reconciliation Day or Meyo Wicitowin Day is Friday.
Chief of Cowessess First Nation, Cadmus DeLorme, and Mosaic Stadium have partnered to host a massive event on Thursday, September 29th.
“That day will have survivors’ testimonials, It’ll have people who are empowering truth and reconciliation and sharing their stories and government officials who are going to show their commitment to making sure that we’re all in this together,” says DeLorme.
There will also be live entertainment from indigenous musicians and performers.
Delorme the day and the event are aimed at understanding and recognizing the truth and it’s a chance for residential school survivors to get the support they need from the community.
“When residential school survivors attend this event it is the hope that everyone, all 14,000 in the stadium, let the survivors know that they are not alone on this journey anymore. That we all share and walk this journey together. Which is what Meyo Wicitowin means,” says DeLorme.
The event is taking place at Mosaic Stadium from 9:30- a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Delorme adds, “The hope of this event is that we’ve got to understand is that many of us, what we always thought was the truth may not have been the truth. So, we have to understand that we are resetting our minds to the truth when it comes to the relationship between indigenous people and Canada. This day is about understanding that truth.”
Find more information on the event through the event’s website.