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Powwow Country: Northern National Event, June 28-July 1, Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Author: 
Windspeaker Staff
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
3
Year: 
2011

Northern National Event, June 28-July 1, Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Celebrate resilience and culture and learn about Canada’s history as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hosts its second national event of its five-year mandate in Inuvik, June 28-July 1. “The three days will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and understanding,” said TRC Commissioner Marie Wilson. Truth telling, the opportunity for residential school survivors to share their experience and how their time at the schools and away from their families and communities impacted them, will be the focal point of the event.  Survivors can choose to share their stories in a public forum or in private. While survivors from across the north, and a smaller number from across the country, are expected to attend, the event is also about public education, said Wilson. A learning tent will be set up along with youth programming, plays and stage performances. Culture will also be a big part of the event. Space will be provided for artists to showcase their work of reconciliation, healing and inspiration. The opening ceremony will take place June 28, at 9:30 a.m. with the closing ceremony held July 1, at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, check out www.trc-cvr.ca.

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