NDTR - Root For Trees Event

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day for reflection and commemoration, bereavement and support. At the City of Edmonton, it is a day of solidarity with Indigenous staff and communities.


Root For Trees - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation - Plant Giveaway

When: 11am -3pm
Where: Kinsmen Park

To recognize the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, Root for Trees is giving away 1500 native species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers as a way to honour the victims, families, friends, and inter-generational survivors of Residential Schools. We encourage Edmontonians to show their support by wearing an orange shirt to the event.

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2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day Run/Walk - Every Child Matters

When: 3-6pm
Where: Kinsmen Park

Run/Walk various distances in support and awareness of those who did not survive the Residential school era and for those who did. Help raise funds for the Orange Shirt Day Society and local grassroots movements and to promote and support Indigenous athletes.  There are various distances including a 2.15km walk/run for children. Join us again on September 30th in remembrance and to yell loudly that EVERY CHILD MATTERS!

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Run Walk Event

Calling on Spirit Back

When: Sept 30, 2022
Where: Boyle Street Plaza - 9538  103A Ave

Please join us on this very important day of the Truth and Reconciliation event. 

  • 7:30am - Pipe Ceremony
  • 9am - Courageous Conversation
  • 5pm - Feast
  • 6pm - Round Dance

Calling on Spirit Back Event

Orange Shirt Day

When: Sept 30 from 9am - 8pm
Where: Various locations in Devon

On September 30, the Town of Devon and the Devon Public Library will be hosting a gathering and walk to honour residential school survivors and those impacted by the residential school system. It's a day of healing, education and support, and our never-ending commitment of moving forward together in a good way with our relatives, friends and neighbours of the Nations across Treaty Six and MNA Region Four.

Event Details

Orange Shirt Day Walk

When: Sept 30 at 4pm
Where: Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum

Join us as we walk on the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation to remember those children taken from their homes and sent to Residential Schools. We will be walking from the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum to the Peace Cairn and then move over to Jubilee Park for more activities.

Orange Shirt Walk Event

Indigihauz: Spirit of Giving

When: Sept 30 at 8 pm
Where: Evolution Wonderlounge - 10220 103 St NW

September 30th is Truth and Reconciliation Day,  honouring the legacy of the Residential School system. Join us for a celebration of Indigenous strength, beauty, and resilience!
Through the art of drag, we hope to bring awareness to Orange Shirt Day and to give
back to our community. All event proceeds going to Bear Clan.

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Teaching & Learning Walks

When: Sept 30 at 9am - 11am & 1pm - 3pm
Where: MacEwan Library, Norquest Library, UofA Library & NEOS Library Consortium

Join us for reflective land-based teaching and learning on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Two walks are planned for this day, each considering the histories of these lands and its people from different vantage points.

  • Morning Walk:
    ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞Indigenous Arts Park to Rossdale Burial Grounds
  • Afternoon Walk
    MacEwan Treaty Marker to Twin Burial Grounds (Saint Joachim & Edmonton Municipal)

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

When: September 30 - October 2 
Where: Telus World of Science

We will be hosting special guests and offering programming that focuses on Indigenous perspectives.

The Science Centre is proud to announce that 50% of each admission ticket sold on September 30 will be placed in the Science Centre’s Indigenous Access Fund. This fund allows the Science Centre to provide free programming and admissions to Indigenous students and communities throughout 

TWOS Events

Pipe Ceremony to Honour Residential School and Holocaust Survivors

When: October 6 from 7pm – 8:45pm
Where: Stanley A. Milner (Downtown)

EPL along with the Jewish Federation of Edmonton are proud to host Saskatchewan artist Carol Wylie and Saddle Lake Indigenous Educator Terri Cardinal to discuss their perspectives on survival and healing from the Holocaust and residential schools. This event is in conjunction with Carol Wylie’s art installation, They didn't know we were seeds, which will be on display at the Stanley A. Milner Library from September 29 through November 25, 2022.

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National Day For Truth & Reconciliation: Past, Present and Future

When: September 30 at 1pm - 4pm
Where: Parkdale School 11648 - 85 Street

On September 30th Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society will hold its event for The National Day For Truth and Reconciliation. This year's event focuses on the past, present and future of Indigenous People. There will also be an online event.

Past Present and Future Event Details

Standing Together #OrangeShirtDay Walk

When: September 30 at 12pm - 1:30pm
Where:  Mary Burlie Park - 10465 - 97 Street

Please join YMCA on September 30th for the Standing Together #OrangeShirtDay Walk. By centering survivors, this walk will provide an inclusive space to raise awareness of the ongoing effects of residential schooling, build community capacity and healing supports, and provide opportunities for cultural understanding with the inclusion of cultural teachings and Elder supports.

Walk Event Details