Reconciliation Calendar

Below is a list of every day activities you can do each day in September to promote truth and reconciliation in Jasper. You can also print out this ReconciliACTION Poster that takes you through the same activities. 

Please join us on Saturday, September 30th from 10-12 PM for a Ceremony in Commemoration Park in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. More details coming soon.


Watch this video about the word Indigenous, as well as the respectful and appropriate terminology to use.  

Explore the Indigenous Connections portion of the Jasper National Park website. 

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Check out the Truth and Reconciliation page on the Municipality's website. Learn how to pronounce the names of the Jasper Indigenous Partner groups by reading the Land Acknowledgement policy.

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Listen to an episode of CBC podcast “Unreserved,” hosted by Rosanna Deerchild.

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Learn a greeting in Ojibwe - an Indigenous language spoken in the Jasper area. Ahneen (ah-neen) means a casual 'hello.'

Download the "Greetings and Gratitude Words" poster 

Listen to the pronunciation using this link

Introduce a child in your life to an Indigenous-focused children’s show such as Spirit Rangers or Molly of Denali.

Find Spirit Rangers on Netflix and Molly of Denali on CBC Gem

Learn about Phyllis Webstad, the founder of Orange Shirt Day (National Day for Truth & Reconciliation), and follow the Orange Shirt Society.

If you want to purchase an orange shirt to wear on September 30th, research to make sure you are supporting an Indigenous company

Use your creativity to create something for home, work, or your business for Orange Shirt Day to honour, and educate. For some ideas, Google “orange shirt day crafts” 

Tag the Municipality of Jasper in a post to share your creation #JasperWearsOrange

We are all Treaty People. What does that mean and why is it important to understand? Learn more about Treaties and why we all have a part to play.  

Want to learn more? Check out this webinar on Treaty by Lewis Cardinal - Treaty Relations: Spirit, Intent, and First Nations Perspectives - YouTube

Look at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls To Action. 

Identify one that you could implement in your workplace, home or school.  

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The residential school system separated 150,000 Indigenous children from their families. 

Did you live near a residential school? Find out.  

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Learn a greeting in an Indigenous language spoken in the Jasper area. 

Cree: Tansi (TAHN-SAY) means 'how are things' in Cree.


Jasper is located on Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 Territories. 

Read more about each. 

Click here to learn more about Treaty 6 Territory. 

Click here to learn more about Treaty 8 Territory.

Learn more about Treaty Relations from Lewis Cardinal by watching this webinar

Watch this five minute video about significant dates in the history of residential schools in Canada. 

If you have children, stop by the Jasper Municipal Library at 10:30am on September 16th for Storytime, featuring a reading of “Orange Shirt Day,” followed by age-appropriate discussion.

While you are there, choose a book by an Indigenous author! The Prairie Indigenous e-book collection has over 200 titles by Indigenous authors.  

In a moving TED talk that's also part poem, artist and Jasper-based Cree Knowledge Keeper, Matricia Bauer shares her journey to claim her Indigenous identity after her community suffered at the hands of Canada's residential schools

Visit “Grandmothers Medicine” – a mural on the Old Fire Hall, painted by Bush Cree artist Kayla Bellerose (@bb.iskwew) as part of the 2023 UpLift! Jasper Mural Festival. 

Read more about this meaningful mural here.


Read about the Indigenous Partners who have historical and ongoing connections to the land that is now known as Jasper National Park.  

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Learn a greeting in an Indigenous language spoken in the Jasper area. 

Stoney Nakoda: Umba wathtech (UMBA WASH-STITCH)  

To learn more "Greetings and Gratitude Words" from Indigenous languages spoken in the Jasper area, Download this poster. 

Learn the Secwépemc Honour Song. We will sing it together at the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation event on September 30th.  

Listen to Indigenous partners share stories about the Jasper area. Learn about the Indigenous partners from the park and how that continues to impact generations.  

Visit the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation's website. Have a film night and watch the film 'Resilient - The Aseniwuche Winewak Story.'  

Visit the Jasper Yellowhead Museum to learn more about some of the Métis families who were forced out of Jasper after the Park's creation in 1907. Admire the pieces of Suzette Swift's beadwork artistry that are on display!

Learn about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

May 5th is Red Dress Day. Mark your calendar for May 5th, 2024 to remember to wear red and share education about the importance of this day

Learn a greeting in an Indigenous language spoken in the Jasper area. 

Michif: Tawnshi/Taanishi (TAN-SHAY) 

Did you know Canada passed a new law in June 2023, called the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Act (UNDA)? Learn more about UNDA here.


Watch Bones of Crows. A multi-generational epic; a story of resilience and strength told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears. 

It weaves together underrepresented moments in Canadian and Indigenous history, including the Indigenous contributions to WWII, the ongoing cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. 


Learn about the relocation of Simpcw from Jasper National Park to Tete Jaune Cache, then to Chu Chua.

Go for a walk in what is now known as Jasper National Park. Look at the land around you and reflect on what you have learned in the past 28 days. 

What role do you play in advancing truth and reconciliation?

Set an intention on how you will observe September 30th and honour the survivors of the residential school system. 

How will you continue to learn and acknowledge the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada throughout the year?

Join us in Commemoration Park on September 30th, 10am-12pm to honour National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. This event is hosted by Parks Canada and the Municipality of Jasper.