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Newmarket marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (17 photos, video)

Newmarket residents took part in a community reconciliation event at Fairy Lake Park with special guest Kim Wheatley, an Anishinaabe cultural consultant

Newmarket marked the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day on Friday, Sept. 30 with a community reconciliation event in Fairy Lake Park. 

In the video below, Kim Wheatley, an Anishinaabe cultural consultant, speaks about the national day, performs hand drumming, and offers prayers. 

"My role is to actually offer some words, some guidance, perhaps some personal thoughts and feelings on the significance of the day, some of the historical factual updates that have gone on since last year and mainly some encouragement for Canadians at large to continue to activate some sort of allyship and action-oriented alignment to the 94 calls to action," she told NewmarketToday prior to the event. "And the honouring of the families, the children, the communities that continue to reel from the cultural genocide experienced in this country."