UPCOMING EVENTS


Monday, June 10
Preparation for Rock Your Roots

The Legion (606 Spadina Cres W)
Join us to get ready for Rock Your Roots! You can pick up posters and postcards to help spread the word, as well as hear from Harry Lafond who will speak about honouring the land as we prepare for National Indigenous Peoples Day and our events in “Reconciliation Circle.” The Mother Earth team can stick around for pre-event training from 12pm – 1pm.
11:00am Coffee & visiting
11:15am Opening Prayer
11:30am Talk by Harry Lafond
12pm – 1pm Mother Earth Team training
 

Fri, June 21
Rock Your Roots: Walk for Reconciliation

10:00am Assemble at Victoria Park
10:30am Walk begins
12pm Activities in the park hosted by Saskatoon Indian Métis Friendship Centre
Free lunch provided by the Friendship Centre, with cupcakes by CUMFI and popsicles from Big Brothers, Big Sisters!

We invite you to watch this video on the origins of the walk!

The Rock Your Roots: Walk for Reconciliation honours Residential School Survivors and invites community to show up and demonstrate their commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. “Rock your roots” by wearing the cultural regalia of your ancestors or carrying your nation’s flag. Or wear orange to honour the Survivors!
 
 
Golf carts are used to transport Elders/Knowledge Keepers and Survivors along the walk route. People with mobility issues who cannot walk the route are also invited to ride in the golf carts. If you need to ride in a golf cart for the walk, please reserve a space by emailing Carrie at beaconnectr@gmail.com
 
The walk includes a 60 min route that proceeds along the river. Along the walk, cultural performers are stationed to enrich the walk and showcase inclusion and diversity in the city. The walk ends at “Reconciliation Circle” in Victoria Park where there is a grand entry, program and activities hosted by the Saskatoon Indian Métis Friendship Centre (SIMFC). Around noon, SIMFC will host a free lunch, with cupcakes provided by CUMFI and popsicles provided by Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

 

Our fantastic community partners include: City of Saskatoon, Central Urban Métis Federation Inc., Saskatoon Tribal Council, Office of the Treaty Commissioner, and Saskatoon Indian Métis Friendship Centre

FROM PREVIOUS ROCK YOUR ROOTS EVENTS:

  • WATCH OUR ONLINE EVENT FROM NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY 2021

    Hear stories about the origin of the Walk for Reconciliation, listen to communities walking for reconciliation, watch cultural performances, and more! Special thanks to the SK Intercultural Association for their role in organizing the online event.

  • KNOW YOUR ROOTS MAP PROJECT

    Follow this link to Know Your Roots, an online and pdf map of reconciliation projects around Saskatoon. This project was initiated by the Rock Your Roots Organizing Committee and is a collaboration between Reconciliation Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library.

  • STORIES FROM RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS

    Our Be A ConnectR YouTube channel features Residential School Survivors telling us about why the Walk for Reconciliation is important to them, as well as sharing stories. Listen, learn, show up and share these important truths.