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Join us throughout May and June to honour the fourth anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) final report. The TRC's final report proposed actions to address the harms and trauma that were a product of Indian residential schools. The variety of events taking place throughout the week will celebrate Edmonton’s rich Indigenous history and recognize the reconciliation efforts being done in our city.

If you have a community reconciliation event you would like added to this week, please contact the Indigenous Relations Office at

Speakers Events

Circle of Knowledge: Indigenous Speaker Series

Date: Thursday May 21, 2019
Time: noon-1pm
Location: NorQuest College, Singhmar Centre for Learning, Atrium, 10215 108 Street NW
Cost: Free

Wilson Bearhead will speak on Education as Reconciliation.

Reconciliation: Theory to Practice

Date: Friday May 24, 2019
Time: noon-1pm
Location: University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, 2-520A Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue

Cost: Free, Register online

What does reconciliation mean? Is reconciliation possible?

Come listen to Julie Steinhauer, Jesse Lipscombe, and Lana Whiskeyjack talk about the collaborative film-making that has become a powerful legacy of Dr. Vince Steinhauer, a nêhiyaw leader and scholar, who led with his heart and left instructions of how to create better relations between settlers and Indigenous peoples.

2nd Annual RISE Reconciliation Film Festival

Date: May 28 - June 1, 2019
Times: For full festival schedule, see RISE Reconciliation Film Festival
Location: Metro Cinema at Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 Street
Cost: All screenings will be free and open to the public but space will be limited. To guarantee your seat, make a donation of $50.00 to receive a festival pass and skip the line at the door!

In honour of Reconciliation Week, RISE - Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton - is again working with Metro Cinema to feature five days of film screenings, discussions, and programming covering themes related to reconciliation.

City of Edmonton Proclamation - Reconciliation in Education Day

Date: Friday June 7
Time: 11:15am-12pm
Location: Victoria School of the Arts

Students from Edmonton Public and Edmonton Catholic Schools will be walking together in unity to acknowledge Reconciliation in Education Day as they walk from Sacred Heart Centre to Victoria School of the Arts to honour the ongoing work of the TRC in schools.

Proclamations will be presented to the school board representatives by City Council and the Mayor, recognizing the work the two school boards have done in advancing the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action in the metro area schools.

For More Information

Indigenous Relations Office

Citizen Services
18th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

Telephone 780-944-7602
Fax 780-577-3525

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