Every Child Matters Concert

Feb 22, 2022

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Every Child Matters Concert

On September 30, 2021, Saskatoon Tribal Council presents a concert at SaskTel Centre to celebrate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Residential School Survivors. The event will feature musical performances by Gord Bamford, Charlie Major, and George Canyon.

Notable dignitaries His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, and His Worship Mayor Charlie Clark will deliver remarks. Special presentations will be made throughout the event. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.ca.

“Celebrating, educating, and sharing our culture with the community is the way through the dark history of Residential Schools to heal our intergenerational trauma and improve the quality of life for our people,” explains Saskatoon Tribal Chief Mark Arcand. “It is by coming together united in a common cause of truth and reconciliation that we build community and strengthen relationships to move forward in a good way.”

Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) invites everyone to attend this community event to support the new national Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Residential School Survivors. With the discovery of thousands of unmarked graves at the sites of Residential Schools, Canadians have had to face the dark truth of our shared colonial past and the devastating legacy of residential schools. An essential aspect of healing our communities is having Canadians acknowledge the truth of what took place. We must have truth before reconciliation. Only then can reconciliation begin.

STC encourages everyone to become educated on the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action – specifically Call to Action #80, which calls for a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (see attachment #1) and understand they are just that – calls to action.

“When our truth is acknowledged, and action is taken – then we can heal and move forward in a good way together, building stronger and healthier communities for all,” states Chief Arcand.

Note: This event has a health check. Everyone attending is required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to attend this event. Masks are mandatory except when seated. See attachment #2 for more details.

The concert takes place on Thursday, September, at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK. Doors open at 6 pm and the concert starts at 7 pm. All tickets are $39.50 and are available at ticketmaster.ca. See attachment #3 for the event agenda.

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