Join Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation members and Chief Vern Janvier in a memorial walk to honour #residentialschools survivors and all children who didn’t make it home.
All are welcome to join.
Details from ATC below.
Join Chipewyan Prairie Déne First Nation members and Chief Vern Janvier as they participate in a Memorial Walk from the Janvier Heath Centre to Snye Point Park in Fort McMurray. The walk is to honour the Residential School Survivors and the thousands of children who didn’t make it home. All are welcome to join in solidarity with First Nations and Métis communities.
Expected locations of the walk:
Tuesday, July 6: Starting at 8:00 a.m. at Highway 881, walking along Highway 63 to Highway 69 (YMM Airport turn-off)
Wednesday, July 7: Starting at 8:00 a.m. at Highway 69, walking along Highway 63. Then taking Prairie Loop Boulevard to Snye Point Park. Expected arrival between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
A Memorial Gathering in Solidarity will occur at Snye Point Park at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Community Members who have felt the impacts of the Residential School system are invited to come and share their experiences with those in attendance.
Members of the public who wish to listen and learn about the Residential School experience of our community are welcome to attend and continue their own personal reconciliation path during this event.
Participants and attendees are asked to maintain physical distancing or wear a mask to protect themselves, our Elders and communities from the COVID-19 virus.