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Oxford Marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Photo Credit: Isan- Indigenous Solidarity & Awareness Network - Oxford Facebook page

The third annual March for Truth and Reconciliation will leave Yvonne Mott Memorial Park in Ingersoll at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow.

INGERSOLL - Lots of people will be hitting the streets of Ingersoll for the third annual March for Truth and Reconciliation.

It's happening tomorrow in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Everything will get started with the opening remarks at 5:00 p.m. from Patricia Marshall, the Director of the Indigenous Solidarity & Awareness Network - Oxford (ISAN), and Cody Groat, an Indigenous Studies professor at Western University.

The march will leave Yvonne Mott Memorial Park and head on over to the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum Pavilion at 6:00 p.m. ISAN Deputy Director Becca Neepin will deliver the closing remarks at 7:00 p.m. alongside Ryan Neepin, an Indigenous Studies professor at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Indigenous vendors will also be on-site between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A Red Dress tree will also be set up close to Smith's Pond this evening in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People. 

You can find more information regarding the event by visiting the Facebook event page

Heart FM is also one of several media outlets and radio stations across the country partnering with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund for A Day To Listen 2023 on Saturday September 30th. Our station will broadcast special content that centers around this year's theme "Mino Bimaadiziwin" which means "the good life" in Anishinabemowin. You can find more information about A Day To Listen 2023 programming online here.

Patricia Marshall called Heart FM studio to chat with Dan and Marcie about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday September 29th. You can listen to the full interview below:

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