Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023

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Please join the University of Lethbridge campus community in honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

To provide space and time for reflection, there will be no classes and University offices will be closed on Friday, Sept. 29. The University’s decision to observe this day is consistent with the University’s commitment to indigenization, and specifically the Truth and Reconciliation process.

To recognize the week, we have several events and activities to participate in.

Monday, September 25:
10:30–11 a.m. | Smudging ceremony with Elder-in-Residence Cathy Hunt | Details here

11 a.m.–noon | Tea and Talk with Iikaisskini Indigenous Services | Details here

2–3:30 p.m. | Film screening of The Pass System | Details here

Tuesday, September 26:
10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Sticker, button and medicine bag making | Iikaisskini (Low Horn) Gathering Centre (W650)

10:30–11:30 a.m. | Indigenous literature student presentations | Details here

11:30 a.m.–noon | Iniskim Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Challenge launch | Details here

12:30–3:30 p.m. | Orange Shirt Pin beading workshop | Details here

4–6 p.m. | Discussion of Louise Halfe writings (Faculty only) | Details here

Wednesday, September 27:

2–2:30 p.m. | Roots of Growth memorial walk | Details here

3–4:30 p.m. | Author reading and book signing with Louise Halfe | Details here

Thursday, September 28:
9 –10 a.m. | Women’s Pipe Ceremony (Limited space; dress protocols in effect) | Details here

11 a.m. –3 p.m. | Indigenous Art Market | UHall Atrium

11:30 a.m. | Orange Shirt group photo | Details here

Noon – 2 p.m. | Lunch with Iikaisskini Indigenous Services | Details here

1:30–2:30 p.m. | Closing keynote with Dr. Tiffany Prete | Details here

Friday, September 29:
No events. University offices closed.

All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend these events.

Learn more about Truth and Reconciliation and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.


Jodie Flamand |