National Day of Truth and Reconciliation recognized in Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville
There are many activities planned to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville. Listed below are but a few of them.
Lanark County Warden Christa Lowry, Larry McDermott, Ambassador of the Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation and other representatives are hosting a ceremony dedicated to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this morning at 9 o’clock, at the Lanark County Admin Building, 99 Christie Lake Road, Perth.
Chief Doreen Davis of the Shabot Obaadjiwaan Algonquins and Mayor Ron Higgins of North Frontenac will be conducting a truth and reconciliation event with a smudge ceremony at 11;30 and orange flag raising ceremony at noon today. Everyone’s invited to join them join at the North Frontenac Township Office at 976648 Road 506, Plevna
Tomorrow, SFDCI students will learn from Eagle River Drum and Dancers, then around sunset, there will be an Every Child Matters lighted walk from the water tower at Centennial Park to the powwow grounds at Duck Island. A mini powwow will be held at the new Reconciliation Forest at Smiths Falls & District Collegiate Institute between noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to attend.
In Carleton Place residents were invited to knit, sew, crochet or paint to create tiny orange shirts. The shirts are on display at the Carleton Place Labyrinth today. The Town has also said it will recognize the national day.
The town of Perth is observing the day as well.