Orange Shirt DaySep 30, 2023
Saturday, September 30 1 pm – 4 pm
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is collaborating with the Native North American Travelling College, the City of Cornwall and the Children’s Aid Society to hold an event of reflection and learning in honour of Orange Shirt Day.
The event will take place on Saturday, September 30th from 1 pm to 4 pm in Lamoureux Park. The event will feature traditional dancing, vendors, traditional food sampling and other meaningful activities in the spirit of reconciliation.
Schedule of Speakers & Performances
1 pm: Traditional opening and opening remarks
1:15 pm – 2 pm: Residential school survivor speaker
2 pm: Moment of silence
2:05 pm: Sky World song by Karonhianonha Francis
2:10 pm: Inuit singers
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Akwesasne Mens Singers with Native North American Traveling College Travel Troup (social songs and dances)
4 pm: Traditional closing
Plus, there will be ongoing presentations throughout the park.
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