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Events taking place in Ottawa for the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation covers the events happening in Ottawa on Friday for Canada's National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. covers the events happening in Ottawa on Friday for Canada's National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.   | Image Source: covers the events happening in Ottawa on Friday for Canada's National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

The OTTAWA sign at ByWard Market, the Heritage Building at Ottawa City Hall and Marion Dewar Plaza will be illuminated in orange on Friday, and all flags at Ottawa City Hall and at City Facilities will be flown at half-mast in recognition of the National Authority. Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill will also be lit up orange from 7 p.m. on Friday until sunrise on October 1.

The Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada is hosting "Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance" on Parliament Hill on Friday.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome ceremony and round dance with the Native North American Traveling College, Akwesasne. The opening ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. and the events will continue throughout the morning.

The song and spirit walk from Parliament Hill to LeBreton Flats will begin at 11:30am.

The 'Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance' spiritual walk will start on Parliament Hill at 11.30am on Friday, led by children and survivors of boarding schools. They will reach a stage in LeBreton Flats Park, where the children's shoes of the natives will be placed.

APTN and the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation will hold a one-hour memorial service at LeBreton Flats.

The event will last from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m

Beech Cemetery

The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation is partnering with the First Nations Child and Family Care Society of Canada and the Assembly of 7 Generations to host a day committed to reconciliation.

Beechwood National Memorial Center's Sacred Space will screen the short film "Ghost Bear and Children Make History." After the screening, visitors can take a 45-minute reconciliation tour where you can learn about key historical figures involved in residential schools and learn about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 calls to action.

Beechwood Cemetery's Nick McCarthy tells Newstalk 580 CFRA that the tours feature the final resting places of a number of key figures in the residential school system.

"We had this amazing program called Reconciling History," McCarthy told Ottawa Now with Kristy Cameron.

"We're looking at telling the truth about all these different characters buried in the cemetery in a meaningful way. We're not necessarily demonizing everyone; we're doing that by celebrating their victories, but also showing the other side."

Beechwood will also unveil the plague at the James Hope and Sons building in Sparks Street on Friday at 10.30am.

Reconciliation hikes

The Reconciling History Walking Tour is a free, self-guided walking tour in downtown Ottawa.

The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society says each point of interest is an opportunity to learn about the role of non-Indigenous Nations and the federal government in residential schools and the lessons we can learn from history to address current injustices faced by Indigenous people residents. .

Mamawi Together Survivors Gathering

Mamawi Together Survivors Gathering is a multifaceted event aimed at bringing communities together during Truth and Reconciliation Week.

Hear the testimonies of survivors from Ottawa, Quebec and Northern Canada, participate in cultural and traditional celebrations, and honor those affected by the residential education system.

A Speakers Series will be held at LeBreton Flats on Thursday. The event begins at 10 a.m. with the lighting of the sacred fire, followed by an opening speech. Events will continue throughout the day.

Canadian Museum of History

Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. invites Canadians to join the conversation for truth and reconciliation.

You can visit the residential schools section of the Canadian History Hall. Visitors are also invited to learn more through the history, voices and artworks in the Great Hall and First People's Hall.

CINE+ at the Canadian Museum of History will screen “Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket” on Friday.

Admission to the Canadian Museum of History will be free on Friday.

For more information about the online and in-person exhibits, visit the museum's website.


  •  The Canadian Museum of Nature offers free admission on Fridays.
  •  The Canadian Museum of Agriculture and Food offers free admission on Fridays.
  •  The Canada Science and Technology Museum offers free admission on Fridays.
  •  The Canada Air and Space Museum offers a free service on Fridays.
  •  The Canadian War Museum offers free admission on Fridays.
  •  The Canadian Museum of History offers free admission on Fridays.
  •  The National Gallery of Canada offers free admission on Fridays.

Algonquin College

Algonquin College is hosting a series of events for students and staff at its campuses in Ottawa, Pembroke and Perth on Friday.

Students are invited to the Mamidosewin Center in Ottawa to share a meal, "understand what reconciliation means to them" and participate in "supportive dialogue," according to the college.

 9:30 a.m.: Morning dash and welcome breakfast

 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: chili and bannock lunch

 1 in the afternoon. to 4 p.m.: Speakers Series: A History of Colonization from Pre-Contact to Truth and Reconciliation led by Eric Johnston and Jackie Tenute

 Film screening, Nawapon (Ottawa campus), 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m

Pembroke Campus

 National Truth and Reconciliation Day Ceremony, 9:40 a.m. Join a special truth and reconciliation ceremony led by Campus Kokum and Campus Elder in the Commons.

 Exercise with the Kairos blanket, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the Pembroke campus in the gym for interactive lessons where you try out teaching tools that share the historical and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Carleton University

Carleton University is commemorating National Truth and Reconciliation Day with an event called Braiding Truth, Reconciliation and Rights.

It's an interview with Madeleine Redfern from Iqaluit. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. in Richcraft Hall.

Carleton University will also host the unveiling of Journey of the Baby Vamp: Honoring the Lives of the Missing Children from Residential Schools.

University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa invites the public to attend a ceremony in honor of National Truth Day

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