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Niagara Parks to stage Truth and Reconciliation events

Niagara Parks to stage Truth and Reconciliation events

Niagara Parks will host two days of public events in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. Events will kick-off on September 29 with TREATY: A Reconciliation Revelry. This free public concert held outside the Niagara Parks Power Station will feature an ensemble of renowned and award-winning Indigenous and allied musicians, raising awareness of Indigenous contributions to Canada and their struggle for appropriate acknowledgement. Curated popular song selections will be interspersed with videos of artists, historians, and civic leaders reflecting upon the meaning of truth and reconciliation. Guests are invited to return the following day for National Truth and Reconciliation Day events in the same location.

TREATY: A Reconciliation Revelry, produced and directed by Niagara Parks’ Tim Johnson, Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River, will lead guests on a journey of varied experiences through stories and music. The concert will see performances from a diverse line-up including singer-songwriter and blues great Joshua Arden Miller, classic rock band The Ollivanders, Rob Lamothe, Tasheena Doxtator, and others. For event and musician info, please visit niagaraparks.com/treaty.

Following the Thursday night concert, Niagara Parks’ Day of Truth & Reconciliation events will begin on September 30 at 7 a.m. with a traditional sunrise ceremony followed by an hour-long ceremony of story and music about the origins of Orange Shirt Day at 10 a.m. The day will conclude with performances by the Niagara Region Native Center’s Powwow Drummers and Singers and a special orange illumination of Niagara Falls complemented by fireworks at 10 p.m.

Full event schedules, please see below or visit niagaraparks.com/treaty.

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