Reading the TRC » Participants & Readers

On September 30 2021, Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Landspeak began a public reading of ‘Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: The Executive Summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’. This reading will continue every Monday for two hours, until the document is read through to completion (more details here).

September 30th event:

Opening words and prayer: Joseph Naytowhow & Cheryl L’Hirondelle

Welcome: James Kelly

Remarks of support: Eamonn McKee, Ambassador of Ireland to Canada

Remarks of support: Nancy Smyth, Ambassador or Canada to Ireland

Closing reflection: Louise Halfe – Sky Dancer, Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Readers (in order of participation):

Dr. Paul Halferty (Sep 30)

Prof. Renée Hulan (Sep 30)

Dr. Niall Majury (Sep 30)

Mary Harney

Jane Fairburn

Patrick Nickleson

Ingrid Mary Percy

Frank Flood, Consul General of Ireland in Vancouver

Kathleen Stokes

Nelly Desrosiers

Smaro Kamboureli

Cheryl L’Hirondelle

Brenda Rawn Jordan

Desmond Green

Katerina Garcia

Diane Charles

Edith Koprek

Joseph Naytowhow

Anne Murphy

Caroline Coyle

James Kelly

Ricki Schoen

Moira Day

Brennan Richardson

Katharine EE Hunt

Bláithín O’Donnell

David McAtackney

Jeannine Woods

John J. Kelly

Aoife Mac Namara

Mary Lawlor

Deirdre Mulrooney

Candace Savage

Helen Awhinawhi

Michael Kelly

Dervila Cooke

Suzie O’Shea

Eimear O’Neill

Sinéad Woods

Manchán Megan

Raghavendra Rao K.V