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National Day of Truth and Reconciliation at Beechwood

September 30, 2022

Join us on September 30 2022, at the Beechwood National Memorial Center’s Sacred Space screening of the Spirit Bear and Children Make History short film. This stop-motion animation film tells the story of Spirit Bear hopping a train to Ottawa and banding together with children and animals to end injustice against First Nations children at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

Following the screening, we will be leading visitors onto the grounds for a 45-minute Reconciliation Tour, where we can learn from key historical figures who were involved in the Indian Residential Schools whilst learning about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.  Participants will also have an opportunity to make the Calls to Action a reality with action tables.

We will be inviting visitors to take the Reconciling History Walking tour of downtown Ottawa, each point of interest along the route is an opportunity to learn about the role of non-Indigenous peoples and the federal government in residential schools, and the lessons we can glean from history to address contemporary injustices experienced by Indigenous peoples.


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Beechwood Cemetery Foundation
280 Beechwood Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8A6 Canada
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(613) 741-9530
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