Share Your Truth
TRC Announces Saskatchewan Hearings
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as a result of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened in the 150 year history of Residential Schools, and guide and inspire a process of Reconciliation and renewed relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.
The Anglican Church of Canada was among the churches who ran the Government established institutions. Here at St James' we are committed to the process of truth and reconciliation with our First Nations sisters and brothers.
In Preparation for the Saskatchewan National Event from June 21-24, 2012 in Saskatoon, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) will host 12 Community Hearings.
The first hearing will be held in Regina at the First Nations University of Canada from January 16-18, 2012 at 1 First Nations Way.
The Purpose of the Saskatchewan Hearings are to inform the public about the Commission's work and statement gathering process, and provide survivors with time to reflect and share their experiences in lead up to the TRC's fourth National Event.
These Hearings will provide an opportunity for Residential Schools Survivors to share with the Commission and Canada the unique experiences of children who attended Residential Schools.
The Saskatchewan Hearings and the upcoming Saskatchewan National Event also provide opportunities for all Canadians, both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal, to learn more about and bear witness to the legacy of the Residential School system.
Community Hearing Schedule
Regina: January 16-18
Key First Nation: January 20-22
Prince Albert: January 31-February 2
Pelican Narrows: February 13-14
Stony Rapids: February 16-17
Onion Lake: April 3-5
Fort Qu'Appelle: May 14-16
Buffalo Narrows: May 17-18
La Ronge: June 5-7
North Battleford: TBC
Join us for the Saskatchewan National Event in Saskatoon from June 21-24, 2012 at Prairieland Park.
TRC Community Hearings and National Events are free and open to everyone.
If you are unable to attend, but interested in witnessing, view the live webcasts at trc.ca.