IRS TRC National Gathering – Information

May 23, 2010

Information regarding the IRS TRC’s first national gathering is now available online here.

Here are some highlights as listed on the IRS TRC’s website:

Day One
*Lighting of Sacred Fire Ceremony, Pipe Ceremony and Four Direction Drum Calling
*Opening Remarks from Commissioners and Survivor Committee Representative
*Churches hosting Reception for Survivors
*Sharing Circle with Commissioners, dignitaries and survivors
*screening of ‘Older Than America’ with director Georgina Lightning in attendance
*Musical Performances
See Agenda

Day Two
*Prairie Perspectives on Indian Residential Schools, an academic conference
*Unity Ride enters site of Forks
*‘Untitled’ World Premiere of new play by Ian Ross
*Inuit showcase of Drum dancing and Throat singing
*Readings of works by Authors, including Scotia Bank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden
See Agenda

Day Three
*Metis Jamboree
*screening of ‘Muffins for Granny’ with director Nadia Mclaren in attendance
*Musical Performances
See Agenda

Day Four
*Red Rider Skateboarding Team demo with DJ
*Powwow
See Agenda

Also, the IRS TRC website has had a bit of a makeover. See the two versions of the site below. Notably the logo is different, and the newer site makes use of more archival imagery.

Old version:

New version:

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