National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022

September 29, 2022
Life in Calgary
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Calgary is on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut'ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and is in the Treaty 7 region of southern Alberta.  

Calgary Economic Development is closed Friday, Sept. 30, to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.  

Along with supporting Indigenous-led organizations, businesses, artists and creators, there are several community events in Calgary to commemorate this important day, including the City of Calgary’s Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. at Fort Calgary.

Olympic Plaza, TELUS Spark Science Centre, Reconciliation Bridge and the Calgary Tower will be illuminated in orange.

The Calgary Foundation has created a list of events and learning resources available in the city, including the Every Child Matters Traditional Powwow hosted by Siksika Health Services and the Calgary Hitmen at the Scotiabank Saddledome.  

The community’s commitment to support meaningful action towards Indigenous Reconciliation and the removal of systemic barriers to opportunity is stated in our economic strategy, Calgary in the New Economy. 

Our vision for economic Reconciliation is an equitable future for Indigenous Peoples, businesses and communities.  

We strive to follow and encourage adoption of recommendations in the Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee’s White Goose Flying Report, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

Additional events recommended by Calgary Economic Development team members to continue our learning journey together, include: 

To learn more about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, visit the Canadian Heritage website. 

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