September 30, 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day to reflect and educate oneself on Canada’s colonial history and its ongoing implication for Indigenous communities. We at the SGPS are using this day to continue to reflect on the colonial history of Queen’s and the work left to be done for Queen’s and the SGPS to align with all of the recommendations presented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We encourage all of our members to use this time to do the same. Things to do: Read and sign the Queen’s Indigenous Initiative Commitment to Reconciliation. Events to attend: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Sacred Fire for Indigenous Students at Four Directions 1:00 pm Flag Raising Ceremony for Survivors’ Flag – Richardson Hall Crowd to follow to Agnes Benedickson Field for sacred fire upon finish of flag raising. 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Sacred Fire, Agnes Benedickson Field – livestream available 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sacred Fire, City Park, Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest Learn more at