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Fleming College marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with community engagement initiatives


Peterborough ON – (September 23, 2021) – Canada will observe the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 during a year where there’s been so much hurt, healing and learning for Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Fleming College has many events and initiatives leading up to the day to commemorate the occasion.

Virtual talk by Dr. John Milloy – Monday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. Click here to join this public event.
An acknowledged expert on Canada’s residential school system, Dr. Milloy will share his experience as the director of research and special adviser for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2008-2015). As a member of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1991-1996), Dr. Milloy researched and produced a detailed report, which was later published as a book A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986.

Dr. Milloy will be introduced by Fleming President Maureen Adamson, and the event will be hosted by Fleming’s Academic Chair for Indigenous Perspectives Liz Stone.

A time for reflection – A social media campaign is planned to engage the students and community with various resources and events. The College community is invited to share pictures wearing orange shirts with the tag #MiigwechFleming.

Indigenous Fleming video – Members of the Fleming community, Indigenous and settlers, come together for a conversation about what the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation means to them. The video will be released on September 30.

Fleming is committed to Truth and Reconciliation through reflecting on our past, owning our truth, and inclusion of Indigenous intellectual and cultural traditions in our curriculum and learning approaches.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
705.749.5530 x 1370

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