Kapuskasing’s Riverside Park will be hosting activities tomorrow and Saturday to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Aboriginal Peoples Alliance of Northern Ontario family support worker Josee Foster says several organizations are working together to make this event very special.
“Amazed by it, I’m so humbled by it,” she said. “Everyone reaching out to want to jump on be a part of this to create alliances with the indigenous people within our community. We’re so honoured to be able to provide this to our community this much healing that needs to be done.”
Elders and drummers are coming in from as far away as Ottawa and Thunder Bay. The event begins with a ceremony at 9 am followed by the lighting of the sacred fire. There are workshops featuring traditional medicine, drum making and teachings.
Foster says the two days are serving as a healing for their community.
“That we can bring some education, some knowledge even some healing for the whole community as a whole…some understanding into what the government had implemented in 2017 for the 94 calls to action,” she said.