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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:Orange Shirt Day September 30,2022

On September 30, 2022, NORDIK Institute will honour Residential school survivors, their families and communities by recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Orange Shirt Day. NORDIK Institute offices will be closed for the day to allow for our staff to take part in the events being held by Algoma University, virtually and on- campus.

The Sault Ste.Marie campus of Algoma University is hosting a full day of events. Beginning with a sunrise ceremony, flag raising, drop-in sharing circles with elder-in-residence Barbara Nolan, and in-person and virtual tours of the Shingwauk site. Some highlights include, the keynote speaker George Diamond, Project of Hearts community art activity, and a panel discussion on the Healing of Intergenerational Trauma. Concluding with the virtual Ontario Heritage Plaque unveiling, and drumming and round dance on the front lawn of the university. Find the full agenda here.

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig’s Grand Opening is also happening on September 30th, beginning with a sunrise ceremony at 7:30 a.m. and official welcome at 9 a.m., and activities concluding by 4:30 p.m.. Find more information about this event here.