7:00 - 7:30 Pipe Ceremony -- Elder Mike Pinay Glass Teepee
8:30 Registration Opens Level 1 -- Main Entrance
9:00-9:30 Drum Group -- Opening Honor Song
University Welcome -- President Dr. Doyle Anderson
Opening Remarks -- Emcee Mike Pinay Main Atrium
9:30-9:45 Commissioners Opening Remarks Main Atrium
9:45-10:30 Commissioners Sharing Panel Main Atrium
10:30 -- 10:45 am HEALTH BREAK
10:45 am to Noon Commissioners Sharing Panel Main Atrium
Noon to 1:00pm Lunch -- On Site Lunch Area
1:00-2:30 pm Commissioners Sharing Panel Main Atrium
1:00-3:00pm Sharing Circle Common Area
2:30-3:00pm HEALTH BREAK
3:00-4:30pm Commissioners Sharing Panel Main Atrium
4:30pm Closing Day Remarks Glass Teepee
Drum Group -- Closing Song
I had texted Roseanne yesterday to see if she knew the times for the Regina Hearing, and then she had phoned me. It was so fun to hear her cherry voice, full of quirky brilliance. Roseanne had also been my student in Wolseley, so I'm doubly proud, as teacher and ex-employer/family member, of her affiliation with the trc. Roseanne tells me that the trc will be coming to Fort Qu'Appelle in the spring, and that I should be able to attend and maybe bring some students.
I remember visiting with Martin Brokenleg on the plane, coming back from Vancouver, after being in Hong Kong. He'd said how he'd wished we'd gone the Truth and Reconciliation route, like South Africa, like Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, for addressing Residential School crime and oppression.
A few weeks ago I had taped this poster outside my classroom door:
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada trc.ca
SHARE YOUR TRUTH
TRC Community Hearing -- Regina
In preparation for the Saskatchewan National Event in June 2012
the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)
will be in Regina, SK:
January 16, 17, 18, 2012
Location: First Nations University of Canada
1 First Nations Way, Regina, SK
This Hearing will provide an opportunity for Residential School Survivors to
share with the Commission and Canada the unique experiences of children
who attended Residential School.
This is also an opportunity for all Canadians, both Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal, to learn more about and bear witness to the legacy of the
Residential School system.
For a complete listing of TRC Hearings or to view the webcast, visit trc.ca
For more information please call:
Kimberly Quinney, Reginal Liaison -- Saskatchewan
Phone: 306.665.4991 or 306.371.3403 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Support Workers are available on site.
Join us for the Saskatchewan National Event in Saskatoon
June 21-24, 2012 at Prairieland Park
And here I am in my classroom with grade tens. Michelle Hugli-Brass is guiding the kids through the Question-Line strategies of an interview. We're writing a book, maybe a magazine, of people who have been leaders in challenging times. She smiles, circles the room, explains, reads over questions, comments individually, makes jokes.
My voice is full of management: You over there, put your texter away. And you, listen, we have a guest in the room. You, come sit in the chair beside my desk. And you. are you done your focus statement? Do you want to highlight beginning, middle and end questions? Here, write down the five w's. You can use the washroom after so-and-so gets back.
This is my truth today.