The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto has announced free admission to all on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
“Admission to the Museum will be free on September 30 in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, with the Museum’s Rust Garden installation transforming into a space for reflection, conversation, and artistic expression through performance and dialogue,” the Aga Khan Museaum said.
Mi’gmaq singer-songwriter Darlene Gijuminag will perform throughout the day, with the afternoon concluding with a ceremonial performance at 5 pm featuring Gijuminag and Anishinaabe-Irish artist Brian Solomon.
September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 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, according to the Government of Canada.