- ≈ 1 hour and 30 minutes · No intermission
On both September 30 and October 2, Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) and the First Nations & Family Caring Society will host Reconciling History Walking Tours of downtown Ottawa with a stop at the National Arts Centre.
The tour starts at the intersection of Sparks and Lyon and will finish up at Adaawewigamig (55 Byward Market Sq).
The Reconciling History Walking Tour follows a route in downtown Ottawa where each stop is an opportunity to learn about the role of non-Indigenous peoples and the federal government in residential schools, and the lessons we can glean from history to address contemporary injustices experienced by Indigenous peoples.
The points of interest highlight the opposing views of Duncan Campbell Scott and Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce. Both were non-Indigenous federal bureaucrats. While Duncan Campbell Scott is considered to be one of the architects of the residential school system, Dr. P.H. Bryce blew the whistle on the preventable deaths of children in residential schools and how Scott refused to implement the solutions to address the problem.
Please note the Downtown Tours are available in English only and will be approx. 90 minutes long, covering 2km.
Registration available through A7G: bit.ly/reconcilingdowntown