In the Community

STC Truth and Reconciliation Education and Awareness

On August 20, 2021, Chief Commissioner Barry Wilcox attended the Saskatoon Tribal Council’s (STC) Truth and Reconciliation Education and Awareness event at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex in Saskatoon.

The event honoured residential school survivors while promoting understanding and unity.

“I would like to thank Tribal Chief Mark Arcand, the Saskatoon Tribal Council, their many volunteers, and the numerous people who organized this event,” said Chief Commissioner Wilcox. “Educational events like these are essential for meaningful reconciliation. Everyone must learn the truths of our shared history and what happened at residential schools. Education plays a vital role in uncovering, illuminating, and understanding these truths.”

The STC’s Truth and Reconciliation Education and Awareness event included teachings from Elders and Knowledge Keepers and experiences of residential school survivors, as well as drums and sacred dances by traditional dancers.

“We need to work together to achieve mutual respect and understanding,” said Chief Commissioner Wilcox. “By respecting and understanding one another, we can help shape our shared path to healing and reconciliation.”