Reconciliation Calendar



Below is a list of every day activities you can do each day in September to promote truth and reconciliation in Jasper.


Please join us on Friday, September 30th for a Ceremony in Commemoration Park in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. More details coming soon.

 

Watch this video about the word Indigenous, as well as the respectful and appropriate terminology to use.  





Explore the Indigenous Connections portion of the Jasper National Park website. 

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Check out the Truth and Reconciliation page on the Municipality's website. Learn how to pronounce the names of the Jasper Indigenous Partner Group by reading the Land Acknowledgement policy.

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Listen to an Indigenous hosted podcast called The Secret Life of Canada - about the country you know and the stories you don't.  

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Learn a greeting in an Indigenous language spoken in the Jasper area. 

Secwépemctsin: Weyt-k  (WHY-T-K) means hello.  



Click here to learn more more greetings.

Introduce a child in your life to 'Molly of Denali'; a kids show about the daily adventures of 10 year-old Alaska native Molly Mabray, her family, her dog Suki and her friends Tooey and Trini.



Follow the Orange Shirt Society on Facebook or @orangeshirtday on Instagram to learn about Phyllis Webstad and the Orange Shirt Story.  

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Look at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls To Action. 

Identify one that you could implement in your workplace, home or school.  

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The residential school system separated 150,000 Indigenous children from their families. 

Did you live near a residential school? Find out.  

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Learn a greeting in an Indigenous language spoken in the Jasper area. 

Cree:  Tansi (TAHN-SAY) means 'how are things' in Cree.

 

We are all Treaty People. What does that mean and why is it important to understand? Learn more about Treaties and why we all have a part to play.  



Watch this five minute video about significant dates in the history of residential schools in Canada. 


Learn about the Simpcw forced relocation from from Tête Jaune Cache to a reserve in Chu Chua, 300 kilometers away.  

Click here to read about the relocation.

Click here to learn more about the Simpcw First Nation.


Attend an Indigenous Tea Experience with Matricia Bauer of Warrior Women. Free to Jasperites on this day. 

Time TBD. Email Leanne to inquire: lpelletier@jasper-alberta.ca

Visit the newly unveiled "We Are Still Here" mural by local Cree artist, Mackenzie Brown. 

Located on the side wall of the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives.  

Click here for directions to the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives. 

Read about the Indigenous Partners who have historical and ongoing connections to the land that is now known as Jasper National Park.  

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Learn a greeting in an Indigenous language spoken in the Jasper area. 

Stoney Nakoda: Umba wathtech (UMBA WASH-STITCH)  



Learn the Secwépemc Honour Song. We will sing it together at the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation event on September 30th.  



Listen to Indigenous partners share stories about the Jasper area. Learn about the forced removal and prohibition of Indigenous partners from the park and how that continues to impact generations.  


Since 1928, the Métis Nation of Alberta has governed the Métis within Alberta. Jasper is within Métis Region 4. 

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Visit the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation's website. Have a film night and watch the film 'Resilient - The Aseniwuche Winewak Story.'  



Visit the Jasper Municipal Library and peruse their Indigenous collection including their Prairie Indigenous e-book collection with over 200 titles by Indigenous authors.  

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Learn about Indigenous plant medicine, food and technology through a guided plant walk. 

Sign up by emailing lpelletier@jasper-alberta.ca

Learn a greeting in an Indigenous language spoken in the Jasper area. 

Michif: Tawnshi/Taanishi (TAN-SHAY) 


Learn the word - Wahkohtowin ᐊᐧᐦᑯᐦᑐᐃᐧᐣ – A Cree word meaning to honour and respect our past and present relationships.

Go for a walk in the park. Look at the land around you. Reflect on what you have learned in the past 27 days. 

What role do you play in advancing truth and reconciliation?

Set an intention on how you will move through September 30th. 

What will you do to acknowledge the experience of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and honour the survivors of the residential school system?