Members of the community are invited to the opening ceremony of the second annual Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge, which will include a pipe offering, naming ceremony, and flag-raising.
Monday, Sept. 17 at City Hall
Pipe Offering at 8:30 a.m. & Flag Raising at 10 a.m.
(910-4 Avenue South)
Organized by the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee, the ceremony will kick-off Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge Sept. 17-24. Reconciliation Week is intended to foster education, awareness, and relationship building with the focus on Reconciliation. Immediately after the ceremony, a Reconciliation Walk from the Lethbridge City Hall to the Galt Museum will take place. City Hall will be lit up in support of Reconciliation Week in yellow, red and blue from Sept. 17-21.
Reconciliation Week Opening Ceremony & Reconciliation Walk Itinerary, Monday Sept. 17:
- 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Pipe Offering & Naming Ceremony – front grounds of City Hall
- 10 a.m. - Reconciliation Flag Raising
- 10:30-11 a.m. - Reconciliation Walk – City Hall to Galt Museum
- 11 am.-noon - Keynote Presentation & Panel Discussion at Galt Museum
Other Reconciliation Week Events:
Monday, Sept. 17
- 7 p.m. - Screening the National Film Board film The Sacred Sundance – Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
- Community Kitchen: Cooking for Reconciliation - Traditional Indigenous Meals at Interfaith Chinook Country Kitchen. Register for morning & afternoon sessions by calling 403-320-8138
Tuesday, Sept. 18
- 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Workshop: The Community is the Medicine. Free session. Register at www.Eventbrite.ca – Lethbridge Public Library
- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. - Métis Open House at Métis Local #2003 Office, 911-3 Ave. N. – Learn about Métis culture including the Michif language
Thursday, Sept. 20
- 9:30-11 a.m. - Blackfoot Confederacy Flag Raising at University of Lethbridge bus loop
- 7-8 p.m. - Blackfoot Language Classes at the Galt Museum – 10 sessions will be offered Thursdays from Sept. 20-Nov. 22. Visit www.galtmuseum.com
Saturday, Sept. 22
Monday, Sept. 24
- 5 p.m. Blackfoot Confederacy Flag Raising at City Hall – the public is invited to attend
About the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee
The 17-member advisory committee was established by City Council and includes representation from City Council, the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network (LISN), neighbouring First Nations, the business sector, the education sector and community members at large. Fifty percent plus one member selected at large are Indigenous people.
Amanda Scout, Co-Chair
Urban Revitalization Manager, City of Lethbridge