Chigamik Truth & Reconciliation Presentation Video

October 5, 2021  

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Chigmamik’s Indigenous Engagement Committee created an educational video presentation, with drumming performances by the North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub and Chigamik’s drumming circle.

The video can be found here: September 30th – National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (

  • Welcome video – Brian George, Traditional healing coordinator & practitioner, Chigamik
  • Drum education & mourning song – Jamie Farquhar-Lockett – Peer support, NSYWH
  • A call for action – Tonya Pinkney – Executive assistant, Chigamik
  • How to Smudge – Cassandra Forget – Indigenous mental health counsellor student, Chigamik
  • 215 song – Chigamik Drumming Circle
  • Secret Path – Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

*Thank you to our community for coming out and supporting us on this very important day.