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Rock Your Roots CANCELLED due to safety concerns posed by extreme weather

For immediate release: Mon, 2022-06-20 17:39

Due to safety concerns posed by flooding and the risk of lightning, the Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation has been cancelled. The walk was scheduled to take place tomorrow, National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21).

The annual event is put on by Reconciliation Saskatoon, which the City of Saskatoon co-chairs along with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner. The intent is to answer the TRC Calls to Action by demonstrating a commitment to Reconciliation, honouring Residential School Survivors, and working towards an inclusive community.

Provided it’s safe to do so, the Rock Your Roots organizing committee encourages people to take their own walk of reconciliation at any time of day tomorrow – National Indigenous Peoples Day – and to post to social media using the hashtag #RockYourRoots.

The private events honouring Residential School Survivors will go ahead as planned. As of 5:00 p.m. June 20, the afternoon event hosted by the Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centre was going ahead. Check the National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Facebook Event Page for updates.