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Rock Your Roots for Indigenous Peoples Day

For immediate release: June 21, 2021 - 8:28am

June 21st has been recognized annually as National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly National Aboriginal Day) since 1996. For generations, many Indigenous communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the Summer Solstice as the longest day of the year.

This is a day to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of Indigenous people.

Rock Your Roots Walk back for 2021!

For immediate release: June 15, 2021 - 10:37am

After a year of COVID-imposed hiatus, the Reconciliation Saskatoon Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation is back for 2021. In adherence with ongoing public gathering restrictions, the event will look a bit different than in past years. Pre-COVID, this annual event attracted thousands of people to Saskatoon’s riverbank to walk together.

Indigenous History Month a time to honour past and present

For immediate release: June 1, 2021 - 1:45pm

Today marks the first day of National Indigenous History Month; a time to honour the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous people as well as to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous people and their communities. The month arrives at a time when so many are dealing with the shock, anger, and sadness over the recent discovery at a former residential school in Kamloops.

Every Child Matters: show your support on September 30th by wearing orange

For immediate release: September 29, 2020 - 11:00am

The City is urging Saskatoon residents to wear an orange shirt on Wednesday, September 30th to acknowledge the harm that was done to children in Indian Residential Schools and to honour the survivors, their families, and those in unmarked graves who did not make it home. Wearing orange is a way to acknowledge the legacy of residential schools and a commitment to the process of reconciliation.

Saskatoon residents urged to wear orange shirts Sept. 30th; consider accepting ConnectR Reconciliation Challenge

For immediate release: September 11, 2020 - 11:00am

The City is preparing for Orange Shirt Day (Sept. 30) by urging Saskatoon residents, businesses, and organizations to 1) wear an orange shirt on September 30th and, 2) accept the ConnectR Reconciliation Challenge.

Orange Shirt Day is a day to mark the healing journey of residential school survivors and their families and to renew our commitment to the ongoing process of reconciliation. It’s a day for us to reaffirm that Every Child Matters. The date was chosen because it’s the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools.

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