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The Woodland Cultural Centre will welcome Survivors of the Residential School
system from Six Nations, Northern Ontario, and Quebec for the first annual Moving Forward Together
Survivor’s Gathering is a two-day event on September 29th and 30th. Moving Forward Together will focus on
the healing journey of the Survivor of Residential Schools, their families and support networks, and
support from surrounding communities.
In association with Ontario Indian Residential School Survivor Services, the Woodland Cultural Centre
will welcome Survivors on September 29th for a day of healing workshops and activities. The Keynote
The address will be delivered by noted author and spiritual leader Tom Porter, Bear Clan. The incomparable Cec Sault provides evening entertainment.
A healing walk in support of Survivors will take place down the walkway of the Woodland Cultural
Centre, site of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, on Saturday, September 30th beginning at
11am. Supporters will be encouraged to write words of healing and encouragement to Survivors in chalk
along the walkway, and are welcome to bring signs featuring supportive messages.
Participants are invited to wear an orange shirt in honour of Orange Shirt Day; a day which honours
Residential School Survivors across Canada. Orange shirts will be available for purchase at the Woodland
Cultural Centre for $20 with proceeds going to support the Save the Evidence campaign.

Moving Forward Together
Friday, September 29th
9am Virtual Tour Drop-In Viewing in Orientation Room
10am Opening Ceremonies, Thanksgiving Address, Activity Stations Open, Survivor Filming Opens
11am Virtual Tour #1 in Orientation Room
12pm Lunch in Main Tent
1pm Virtual Tour #2 in Orientation Room
Workshop #1: Gethin Edward & Jock Hill in Main Tent
2pm Workshop # 2: Holistic Healing Workshop in Main Tent
3pm Eddy Robinson in Orientation Room
3pm Survivors Open Mic in Main Tent
5pm Dinner in Main Tent
Activity Tents close, Survivor Filming Wraps
6pm Keynote Address: Tom Porter in Main Tent
7pm Entertainment: Cec Sault & Old Chicago in Main Tent

Saturday, September 30
10am Site open, parking available
Participants welcomed to contribute to healing words & artwork in chalk on the walkway
Virtual Tour Drop-In viewing in Orientation Room
11am Opening Ceremonies, Thanksgiving Address, Welcome from Dignitaries
11:45 Healing Walk begins (Note: Laneway will be closed while walk takes place.)
12pm Lunch and refreshments in Main Tent
1pm Virtual tour in Orientation Room
3pm Closing Remarks

Activity Stations
Art Therapy  Sharing Circle    Holistic Healing   Photo Digitization & ID   Survivor Story Recording

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