National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Gather in Memorial Park to recognize the third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Join Elder Chris Stock of A Journey Begins as he guides attendees through a Thanksgiving address and engages with the community in a meaningful discussion of Indigenous knowledge, history and connection.
Following this guided ceremony, Mayor Maloney will honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by unveiling a new memorial bench in the park.
Elder Christopher Stock has been sharing his knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and languages for over 30 years. He is a fifth-generation member of Wahta Mohawk Territory near Bala, Ontario who has been immersed in his Indigenous culture his entire life, but it was his battle with stage 4 cancer that gave him an experiential understanding of the true meaning of his teachings. His cancer journey gave him a deeper connection to his teachings and to the natural world. Elder Chris’ mission is to engage with the community in meaningful ways to allow for creative insights to bring about active, engaging, sustaining and meaningful truth and reconciliation for today and into the future.
For more information see the Town of Bracebridge’s media release.