It's Truth & Reconciliation Day In Manitoba

Truth & Reconciliation Day

WINNIPEG - Today is the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

A number of events are being held across Winnipeg to mark the occasion.

An Indigenous healing walk will start at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at 11 am.

Participants will make their way up Main Street to St. John's Park, where a pow-wow will be held.

The Manitoba Museum and Winnipeg Art Gallery are also holding events.

A woman who shares her residential school stories with kids in Manitoba classrooms hopes people will take part in a moment of silence at 2:15 this afternoon.

Geraldine Shingoose says small gestures like this or wearing an orange shirt can have a powerful impact on survivors.

The time, 2:15, represents the 215 unmarked graves found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, BC.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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