The Truth and Reconciliation Committee, in partnership with the Southwest Multicultural Association is proud to host its third Truth and Reconciliation with a focus on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children and the effects on Indigenous families and Canadian society.
The event will feature a presentation from a First Nation Elder/Knowledge Keeper, keynote addresses from Darlene Okemaysim Sicotte, co-chair of grassroots organization Women Walking Together, and an R.C.M.P. member, a pictorial history of the residential school movement and reconciliation efforts with an emphasis on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and Indigenous drumming and singing.
The morning event will conclude with a march to Market Square where participants will be invited to carry placards representing Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), and to wear red shirts as a mark of solidarity in support of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Upon arrival at Market Square, the TRC’s recommendations will be read aloud to generate awareness. Bannock and Bison stew will be served for lunch.
9:30 a.m.: Presentations, keynote address
12:00 p.m.: March to Market Square and lunch
*There will also be an evening presentation at the Swift Current Branch Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring Darlene Okemaysin Sicotte and Elder Cecile Blanke.