The second official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Friday, September 30th 2022. A day to honour the First Nations, Métis and Inuit survivors of the Residential Schools, remember those who never returned, and reflect on our country’s and province’s history.

Keep reading for ways you can honour the day here in K'jipuktuk!

Wear An Orange Shirt

First established in 2013, Orange Shirt Day recognizes and raises awareness of the harm done by the residential school system to Indigenous families and children. The Orange Shirt was chosen as a reminder that Every Child Matters by Phyllis Webstad, whose brand new orange shirt was stripped from her on her first day of school when she was just 6 years old, a day she’s never forgotten. Read Phyllis' story in her own words here.

Attend Halifax's Flag Raising Ceremony

September 30th, 10am | Halifax City Hall

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation flag raising will take place at 10am followed by a Proclamation reading by Mayor Mike Savage.

Watch Downtown Dartmouth's Truth & Reconciliation Day Projection Show

Old Dartmouth City Hall, 90 alderney drive | September 30th & October 1st, 7pm-10pm

Light Up Downtown Dartmouth is a new series of light projection shows that'll be projected on the Old Dartmouth City Hall nightly until January 31st. The series will start on September 30th with a Truth and Reconciliation Day show featuring work by Mi'kmaq artist Alan Syilboy. This isn't the first time Alan's work has been on display for the public, he also recently painted a mural on the side of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Attend the Premier of Downtown Halifax's Mi'kmaq History Month Light Show

Every night in october, 7pm | Halifax Memorial Library, Grafton Park

A Delightful Downtown Light Show in honour of Mi'kmaq History Month will premier on September 30th at the Old Halifax Library at Grafton Park! The premier event will feature speakers, drumming, and a song from the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre. If you can't make the premier, the show will be projected every night throughout October.

Silent Read in Support of the Mi'kmaq Child Development Centre

September 30, 5pm-7pm | Good Robot Brewing Company

The Afterwords Literary Festival invites you to take some time for silent reading and reflection this National Truth and Reconciliation Day. The event will be held at Good Robot Brewing Company with proceeds going to the Mi'kmaq Child Development Centre. Purchase tickets online here.

Join Afterwords Literary Festival's Mi'kmaq Storytellers Circle

October 2nd, 11am-1pm | Windsor Junction

Join Mi'kmaq authors Shalan Joudry and Theresa Meuse, and l'nu poet and singer-songwriter Raymond Sewell for a storytellers circle as part of the Afterwords Literary Festival. In the circle they'll explore Mi'kmaq ways of storytelling and world-building . This will be an outdoor event with very limited seating, the exact location of the event will be shared with your ticket purchase. All proceeds for this event will be donated to the Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre.

Mawio'mi with SMU Indigenous Society

Ocotober 2, 11am-3pm | Homburg Gym Saint Mary's University

Saint Mary's University's Indigenous Student Society is holding a Mawio'mi in celebration of Treaty Day and to kick off Mi'kmaq History Month! Wear your orange shirt and join them for this sacred gathering. Find more details on the event here.

Join the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre on the Halifax Waterfront

Date tba | Halifax Waterfront near big Teepee

Although postponed due to allow time for cleanup after Hurricane Fiona, the Mi'Kmaw Native Friendship Centre will celebrate Truth and Reconciliation Day with a full day of fun Indigenous activities for all ages on the Halifax waterfront! Keep an eye on the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre's website for the new date of this event.

Our team at CENTURY 21 All Points gratefully acknowledges that we live and work in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People. The Mi'kmaq people have lived on and taken care of this land for millennia, and we acknowledge them as the past, present and future caretakers of this land.

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