National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

This day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the inter-generational impacts of residential schools and to promote Every Child Matters.

Local Events:

  • Town of Okotoks – Ethel Tucker Park 10 am to 12 pm. Pipe Ceremony will start at 10 a.m. followed by traditional berry soup, fry bread, and a round dance.
  • Little Moccasins, Okotoks Museum and Archives
  • Nitsitapiisksakoo: Nitsitapii Landscapes Part 2, Okotoks Museum and Archives
  • Indigenous Beading with Shermayn Menicoche, Okotoks Art Gallery and Studio