In connection with the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and in an effort to honour the presence and remarkable contributions of Indigenous peoples, the Town of Rosemère has commissioned a work by talented multidisciplinary Kanien'kehá:ka artist Caira Karíhwenhà:wi Nicholas. The piece will be unveiled in June 2023 and then remain on display at the Floreat Pavilion in Charbonneau Park.
The Town will also be hosting three cultural events open to all residents between now and the unveiling date. The goal of these activities will be to provide an opportunity to learn more about Indigenous history and cultures and to foster a space for dialogue.
The first of these events will take place at the Rosemère library on October 16, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in conjunction with the National Film Board. It will be a screening of the documentary Our People Will Be Healed, directed by internationally acclaimed Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. We will then have the honour of hearing from Obomsawin herself during a post-screening discussion. The film will be presented in its original language, in English, with French subtitles.
The activity is free. No advance registration is required. Be sure to watch our communication platforms for more details about the two other upcoming events.