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Pokaiks Commemorative Walk IndigiTRAILS - Remembering Our Children

Thursday, 29 September 2022 - Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society and the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth are proud to present the fourth annual Pokaiks Commemorative Walk & IndigiTRAILS - Remembering Our Children event, sometimes referred to as the Orange Shirt Day Walk. The free event will be held in Prince’s Island Park on Friday, September 30th in alignment with Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. Calgarians are invited to participate in the walk to honour and stand in solidarity with survivors and victims of the residential school system. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. on September 30th in Prince’s Island Park at the big stage and will follow a route through the park and across the river along Memorial Drive, before concluding in the park. This will be followed by traditional drumming and dancing performances, remarks from members of the Indigenous community, a reconciliation panel discussion, artisan and community booths, food and beverage offerings, and other engaging activities in Prince’s Island Park. The afternoon will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Prince’s Island Park Schedule: Speakers, Presenters and Performers: • 10:45 a.m. – ReconciliACTION panel • 11:15 a.m. – Singing lesson led by Chantal Chagnon • 11:30 a.m. – Comments from Elder Dr. Kerrie Moore • 11:45 a.m. – Sings Many Songs Women performance • 12 p.m. – Dance lesson led by Stacey D’Silva • 12:15 p.m. – TsuuT'ina honour song & open dance • 12:25 p.m. – Comments from Duane Mistaken Chief • 12:40 p.m. – Dance performance • 12:45 p.m. – Comments from Elder Edmee Comstock • 1 p.m. – Round dance performance • 1:15 p.m. – Closing prayer Activities: • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – IndigiTRAILS, artisans, lacrosse and connection - Event Details