Reconciliation in Action: A Football Game in honor of Truth & Reconciliation

December 10, 2021

A Special Event in Honor of September 30th Day for Truth and Reconciliation presented by Exchange Income Corporation, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Acknowledgment, inclusion and actions of reconciliation were the main reasons 1,000 members of various Indigenous communities attended the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football game against the Edmonton Elks on Oct 8th this year. The idea behind the large gathering of nations was to not only recognize the importance behind the new National holiday on Sept 30th, but to provide a memorable experience for all the Indigenous peoples who attended.

In honor of Canadian residential school survivors and their families on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Exchange Income Corporation, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers partnered together to make it all possible. A total of 80 communities sent 10-20 people each and it took multiple volunteers, staff, aircraft, kilometers travelled, hotel rooms and busses to get into the city and to the game. At the stadium that evening, it was easy to see the efforts and intent of the special event just by witnessing the energy and happy faces.

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