Film screenings, cooking classes and a community walk are all events taking place in celebration of Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge.
The third-annual Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge will begin with a flag raising on the steps of City Hall today, Monday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the flag raising, a Reconciliation Walk from City Hall to the Galt Museum and Archives will take place. Residents will also see City Hall glowing in red, yellow and blue throughout the week to draw awareness to the importance of Reconciliation in our community.
The keynote speaker this year is Eugene Brave Rock, an actor from the Kainai Nation who has starred in several film and television roles, perhaps most notably in Wonder Woman in the role of Chief Napi.
Brave Rock will be speaking at the Galt Museum and Archives at 11:45 a.m., directly following the Reconciliation Walk.
Events also celebrating Reconciliation Week include a Blackfoot Cooking class at the Interfaith Food Bank on Tuesday, September 17 and a talk from the President of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Audrey Poitras on Thursday evening, September 19 at the Sandman Signature Hotel.
About the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee (RLAC)
The 15-member advisory committee was established by City Council in 2018 and includes representation from the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network (LISN), City Council, the business sector, the education sector and community members at-large. The majority of members on RLAC identify as Indigenous.
A full list of events and information can be found by visiting www.lethbridge.ca/reconciliation.
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Indigenous Relations Advisor
City of Lethbridge
Amanda Scout, Co-Chair