Little Souls: The Journey On

Join us at the museum on September 29 and September 30 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). This program is in partnership with Shining Mountains, Métis Local 492, Urban Aboriginal Voices Society, Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre, and the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG).

Friday, September 29 / 1-4 pm

Hosted by the MAG (indoors at the museum)

1:00 pm Elder Blessing and Prayers with John Sinclair
1:15–2:30 pm Film Screening: Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii – this film follows the Haida through a fascinating process of relearning their culture and an incredible journey which takes them to Chicago and, ultimately, to reconciliation with the descendants of the scientists who robbed the islands’ graves a century ago.
2:30–3:30 pm Panel Discussion: Repatriation and Museums
3:30 pm Elder Closing Prayers

Saturday, September 30 / 11 am – 4 pm

Hosted by Shining Mountains (outdoors at the museum)

11:00 am Welcome, Elder Prayer, Honoured Guests
11:15 am Quilt Ceremony “Little Souls: The Journey On” this quilt was created by the community as a healing journey for the children who didn’t return from residential schools. The quilt will be a travelling piece to help Indigenous communities to heal.
11:30 am Traditional Métis music with Zack Willier
12:00 pm BBQ and Community Gathering

Hosted by the MAG (indoors at the museum)

1:00–3:30 pm Film Screening (x2): Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii
3:30–4 :00 pm Last chance tour of Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing in the Northwest

About Zack Willier

Zach is an 18-year-old Métis Fiddler from Sucker Creek First Nation. He has been accepted to East Tennessee University for a degree in Bluegrass and Country music. His goal is to teach people what he grew up with.

September 29
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm (3h)

Free to attend

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