Thu, 15 Sep 2022
Oakville, as we know it today, is rich in the history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis. From the lands of the Anishinabe to the Attawandaron, the Haudenosaunee, and the Métis, these lands surrounding the Great Lakes are steeped in Indigenous history. We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for being stewards of this territory.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a federal statutory holiday. The day coincides with Orange Shirt Day on September 30 and honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. In Oakville, residents are invited to reflect, learn and participate in activities to learn more about Indigenous history and culture. Please review the September 8 news release or visit the Indigenous Culture and Community page.
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Open September 30:
Join Christine Friday as she explores her Anishinaabek roots, first with the film Path Without End, a 10-minute documentary dance film as we witness the Friday family taking back their power from Shingwauk residential school and speaking their truth on their traditional tribal family hunting territory on September 30 at 8 p.m. For free tickets to the in-person event or the live stream event, visit the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts website.
Closed September 30:
Oakville Transit is operating regular weekday service on Friday, September 30, 2022.