Tags : Truth and Reconciliation

Hundreds gather in Lethbridge on Monday evening in memory of

Hundreds of people gathered at city hall on Monday evening for the Sisters in Spirit vigil before making their way on foot through downtown to Galt Gardens in memory of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls and two spirited individuals.    “It’s very emotional. Each and everyone of us have been touched by this situation. […]Read More

Community members gather to honour the signing of Treaty 7

September 22 marks the day that Treaty 7 was signed. The agreement, which was penned in 1887, was between the Crown and five bands in southern Alberta. Lethbridge is situated on the lands of the Blackfoot people of the Canadian Plains.    In recognition of the day, Tourism Lethbridge hosted an event to honour the […]Read More

City raises permanent Blackfoot Confederacy Flag outside city hall

Members of the community along with City staff gathered outside City Hall on Monday morning to permanently raise the Blackfoot Confederacy Flag. The flag is another step for Truth and Reconciliation commitments made by the city. The flag raising kicks off a week of celebrations in honour of Reconciliation Week.    Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee […]Read More

Council approves permanent proclamation for Sisters in Spirit Day

Lethbridge City Council voted 8-1 to approve a permanent proclamation of an annual Sisters in Spirit Day on October 4th. It would honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and children. For 15 years, a collaboration of Lethbridge organizations and individuals have organized and planned the Sisters in Spirit Vigil.    Councillor Belinda Crowson, who brought […]Read More

City Council advancing Indigenous Place-making strategy

On Tuesday, the Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to advance the Indigenous Place-making Strategy six months ahead from the originally-scheduled start. The strategy is designed to review and audit public spaces, markers and language to create a more inclusive community for everyone. Councillor Jeff Coffman, says truth and reconciliation will play a big role in […]Read More