Red Deer College’s School of Education will host an online event encouraging advancement in Truth and Reconciliation.
The fifth annual Indigenous Perspectives Conference will be hosted virtually Feb. 4 and Feb. 5. The event is intended for RDC education students, but members of the public are also welcome to register and participate.
“This two-day conference is designed to enhance the participants’ awareness and knowledge of Indigenous histories, perspectives, and culture in a concerted effort to progress on the path of Truth and Reconciliation,” RDC said in a press release Friday.
Event participants will be provided with teachings about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures.
A Project of Heart created by the RDC Middle Years graduates of 2021 will be unveiled to open the conference Thursday at 4 p.m. This commemorative art piece honours the Indigenous peoples who suffered the damaging effects of the residential school system.
“Through this act of reconciliation, Red Deer College learners acknowledge the history of residential schools while depicting the resilience and strength of all those affected,” RDC said.