Reconciliation Walking Tour
The Know Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation was an idea borne of the Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation organizing committee. The committee members wanted to create a map of places around Saskatoon that speak to the process of reconciliation. The map includes locations such as public art installations, sites of historical significance, renaming initiatives, and sites of unique Indigenous and non-Indigenous partnerships.
This project was realized thanks to a partnership between Reconciliation Saskatoon (which the City co-chairs) and the Saskatoon Public Library. The partners are grateful to Reconciliation Saskatoon Youth Advocate Anastasia Hauser, the City of Saskatoon, and to the Saskatoon Survivors Circle for shaping this project and bringing it to life.
The map and the accompanying informational booklet were released on 2021 Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st). This resource will continue to evolve and grow, as new locations are added with the input of Indigenous youth, communities, Knowledge Keepers, and Residential School Survivors.
We hope that people across Saskatoon will take the Reconciliation Walking Tour, honouring Residential School Survivors and reflecting on the role they have to play in seeing truth and reconciliation become reality.