UPCOMING EVENTS


Fri, Sept 30 8am, 10am – 11:30am
Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation

We are very grateful to the Rock Your Roots Committee and to the Orange Shirt Day committee for coming together to create an event on Sept 30, which is Orange Shirt Day and the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Thanks so much to the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. for starting us off with a Pancake Breakfast!

8am Pancake Breakfast hosted by CUMFI in front of their office (315 Avenue M). Free!

10am Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation
From CUMFI to the “Where Our Paths Cross” art installation at Reconciliation Circle in Victoria Park.
The Walk for Reconciliation will go down 20th Street West, turn right onto Avenue H, and left onto 17th Street West heading to the “Where Our Paths Cross” statue. Golf cart rides will be available for anyone with accessibility issues. Email walkforreconciliation@gmail.com to reserve a golf cart ride.

10:45am Program including artist performances and remarks
**Note the start time of the program has CHANGED FROM 11AM TO 10:45AM. When we arrive at Reconciliation Circle, we’ll have a short program. Following the program, we will transport participants back to CUMFI by bus.

Aligning with The Orange Banner Project, by the City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council on Sept 30
The City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council are launching an Orange Banner Project in September, hanging orange banners from lamp posts throughout the City for a few weeks before and after Sept 30. The banners will be hung from Ave P and 20th Street W, run downtown and continue on the east side of the city down College Drive adjacent to the U of S campus. Runners from Running Wild Athletics will begin a run at the east point of where the banners begin. The runners will meet the Rock Your Roots walkers at “Where Our Paths Cross.”

We’re very excited about these partnerships. The Rock Your Roots walk will take place along the route of the orange banners, so our participants can take in this installation on the journey!

Rock Your Roots and the Orange Banner Project folks are working together with Discover Saskatoon (formerly Tourism Saskatoon) on a comprehensive awareness campaign that will invite people to attend, but also to use this event as a way to deepen engagement in Truth and Reconciliation.

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Discover Saskatoon is telling the story of this event, the Orange Banner Project and more events in Saskatoon on the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Visit their page for updates and more. 

 

Thank you to the following supporters of the Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation:

 


NEXT MEETING Thurs, Oct 20 12pm – 1pm
The Book Club

In September, we started a new season for the Book Club hosted by Reconciliation Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library. This is a fantastic way to continue to listen and learn, and connect with others on a journey of Truth and Reconciliation. The Book Club will meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month, now over the lunch hour so you can get your coworkers involved and hop on a zoom from the office. If you’re not a reader, we’ve got a film for you to watch in October!

  • Thurs, Sept 15 at 12 – 1pm  The Strangers—a novel by Katherena Vermette. Click here to join: zoom.us/j/85185127595
  • Thurs, Oct 20 at 12 – 1pm Watch The Invisible Nation—a documentary by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie available at the National Film Board website Click here to join: zoom.us/j/87157471440
  • Thurs, Nov 17 at 12 – 1pm In The City of Dirty Water—a memoir by Clayton Thomas-Müller Click here to join: zoom.us/j/88004011531

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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.