M.C.C. Truth and Reconciliation Week

September 27-29:
MCC Students are invited to send a recorded video message by September 29th to Becky Cardinal-Rattlesnake on ‘My Understanding of Truth and Reconciliation and Next Steps’ at: bcardinal@mccedu.ca. to be shared on MCC Facebook.
Thursday and Friday, September 29 & 30
“What the Orange T-shirt is all about”, by Becky Cardinal-Rattlesnake – Recorded.
Wednesday to Friday, Sept. 28-30 – Sport your Orange T-shirt
Friday, September 30
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, previously termed as Orange Shirt Day, is now a Canadian statutory holiday in recognition of the legacy of the Canadian Indian residential school system.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Maskwacis Cultural College
September 30th is now recognized as the day for Truth and Reconciliation all across Canada and also as a day to honor and commemorate our residential school survivors for the legacy that they leave. Maskwacis Cultural College also recognizes that the history of First Nations children who attended these schools is significant to understanding our past and in moving forward. Through our Elder Talks, these stories will give an opportunity to share teachings to an audience. The Elder Talks will be featured and recorded for subsequent viewing from September 27 to 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. local time.

Please note the schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 27 th – Dr. Claudine Louis, The History of Residential Schooling
  • Wednesday, September 27 th – Dr. Mary Moonias, Truth and What It Looks Like
  • Thursday, September 28 th – Dr. Jerry Saddleback, Reconciliation and What It Could Look Like
  • Thursday, September 29 th – Becky Cardinal-Rattlesnake, All About the Orange Shirt

We invite our Maskwacis Cultural College readers to join us on September 28-30 by wearing your Orange Shirt as part of National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Wear your Orange Shirt on these days to show that ‘Every Child Matters’ and to honor the many survivors of residential school.