Ceremonies and Special Events - Open to Everyone

Event Map

9:00-10:00 am Pipe Ceremony and Four Direction Drum Calling Oodena Circle
11:00 am-12:00 pm Youth Writing Workshop presentation Manitoba Theatre for Young People
12-2:00 pm Red Rider Skateboarding Team Demonstration Skate Park at Forks
12-2:00 pm Steve Nash Basketball Program,
Anishinabe Pride Program, Basketball Manitoba Demonstration
Market Plaza
1:00-3:30 pm Sharing Circle - Circle of Youth Manitoba Theatre for Young People
2-2:30 pm Releasing Tears Prayer Oodena Circle
3:00-10:00 pm Grand Entry - Traditional Powwow North Field of Forks Site

2:00-3:30 pm

Screening of Short Films on Indian Residential Schools

St. Boniface College

3:00-4:30 pm 

"Moving Gallery" Play

Manitoba Theatre for Young People

4:00-6:00 pm Demonstration of Inuit games Market Plaza
7:00-8:30 pm “Fabric of the Sky” Play by Ian Ross Manitoba Theatre for Young People
7:00-8:30 pm “Muffins for Granny” Film, Remarks by Director St. Boniface College
7:00-9:00 pm Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
Whittier and Birds Hill Park
9:00 pm Closing Ceremonies Oodena Circle

Statement Gathering will take place daily from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Inn at the Forks

Ongoing Venues and Events
Open to Everyone (Open from 9 am – 8 pm unless posted otherwise)

Manitoba Theatre for Young People
9:00 am-7:00 pm “Project of the Heart” Exhibit
Learning Tent
History and Impacts of Indian Residential Schools
Métis Tent
9:00 am-9:00 pm Métis Perspectives
Inuit Tent
9:00 am-8:00 pm Inuit Perspectives
10:00 am-12:00 pm Sewing Demonstration
1:00-5:00 pm Inuktitut Teachings
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Inuit Games at Market Plaza
6:00-8:00 pm Throat Singing
Health Canada Tents
Health Supports
Federal Welcome and InformationTent
Government Services Information,
Rest Area
Artworks Tent
Showcase of Artistic Expression
Athletics Tent
Aboriginal Athletes and Indian Residential Schools
Interfaith Tent
10:45 am-12:45 pm Signs of Reconciliation and Reflecting on Our Experiences
12:45 am-1:45 pm United Church of Canada Information
1:45-2:45 pm Roman Catholic Church Information
2:45-3:45 pm Presbyterian Church Information
3:45-4:45 pm Anglican Church Information
Sharing Corner
Recording of Public Video Messages
Atrium at the Forks
“Where are the Children?” Exhibit
Artisans and Vendors
Truth and Reconciliation around the World
International Transitional Justice Information

Activities and Services

Open to Survivors, their Family and Friends (Open from 9 am – 8 pm unless posted otherwise)

Gathering Tent
9:00 am-10:00 pm Respite Care and Rest area
Inn at the Forks
9:00 am-8:00 pm Individual Statement Gathering
Listening Tent Discussion
Spirit Tent Traditional Teachings and Healing