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What’s open and closed in Kingston on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

While an official federal statutory holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, being observed for the first time on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, is not a typical ‘holiday.’ Instead of a holiday meant to celebrate something, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a date meant for reflection, and to

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Kingston Police and KCHC hold bike ride on Truth and Reconciliation Day

To recognize and raise awareness of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (formerly known as Orange Shirt Day), Kingston Police and Kingston Community Health Centre (KCHC) are holding a ceremonial bike ride. At 9 a.m., the ceremony, held at the KCHC parkette at 263 Weller Avenue, will begin with a

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Local girl shares talent to raise awareness for Orange Shirt Day

A Napanee student has designed her own orange shirt to help her school purchase educational resources about the residential school system. Cali Baldwin has designed a T-shirt to raise awareness of residential schools and the Indigenous children that lost their lives while attending them.   Cali, who is part Kanyen’kehà:ka (known

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Event offers opportunity for first steps on path of Indigenous reconciliation

This upcoming Sunday morning, September 26, 2021, Kingston and surrounding area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about core aspects of Indigenous roles in Canadian history, and the sobering impacts that colonial injustices continue to have on Indigenous lives today. Katie Koopman, founder of GAP (Good Ally Project),

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LDSB’s first Indigenous Student Trustee says student voice is number one

Three months into an usual school year, Quanah Traviss has a lot on his plate. The Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI) year five student is adjusting to the octomester system, is missing his high school band, and looking ahead to graduation. He has also taken on the unique challenge

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Grade 6 class revisits ‘The Secret Path’ during significant memorial week

When grade six teacher Sarah Howard decided to show the animated film ‘The Secret Path’ to her students on Orange Shirt Day, she didn’t expect to embark with them on a month-long project. The 60-minute video combines the music of late Canadian music legend Gord Downie with the illustrations of

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