Orange Shirt Day and Truth and Reconciliation Day events in Six Nations

Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day and Six Nations Elected Council and the Six Nations community will be holding various events throughout the day to honour the legacies of those lost from the Canadian Indian residential school system. Photo courtesy of Six Nations of the Grand River.
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It’s a busy week in and around the community of Six Nations in the lead up to Orange Shirt Day.

On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Six Nations Council, in partnership with the Survivor’s Secretariat, are holding an Orange Shirt Day drive through at the Oneida business Park starting at 11:30 a.m. until they run out of the free picnic packs being handed out. They’re asking for people to honour every child on Sept. 30 by posting photos online at #SNwearsorange.

Here's what the Six Nations Elected chief Mark Hill had to say about what they are planning this year...

Six Nations Health Services and Family Gatherings are also inviting people to participate in apple picking at Carluke’s from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Carluke’s is located at 2194 Shaver Rd. in Ancaster and Six Nations members will receive free a 5lb bag of apples. For more information, call 519-445-2565.

There is also a free Reconciliation Revelry concert taking place at the Niagara Parks Power station at 6 p.m. just outside the Niagara Parks Power Station.

On Friday Sept. 30, National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Social Services is holding an entire day of activities honouring Indigenous Heritage at Westfield Village located at 1049 Kirkwall Rd. in Rockton, On. For more information, community members can call 226-227-9271 Ext 4569.

But that’s not all, the Brantford Regional Indigenous Support Centre is holding an Honouring Our children Social from 5-8 p.m. at Mohawk Park 51 Lynnwood Dr. in Brantford.

And on Saturday, Oct. 1, Chiefswood Park and the Six Nations Development Corporation are holding a Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. free of charge with vendors, rides and the ever popular pie in the face. There will be a mechanical bull, bouncy castle, pumpkin decorating and more.

Plus, this Saturday, Oct. 1 the Niagara Regional Native Centre holds its 8th annual Traditional Pow Wow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

And if that isn’t enough, the 150th Caledonia Fair is on this weekend from Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1-2.

Please be advised that Six Nations Public works will be closed on Friday, Sept. 30 with regular hours resuming on Oct. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Listen to the CKRZ story as voiced by David Moses below: