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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Remembering the Children: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation


Film & video Indigenous Visual arts History & heritage Truth and Reconciliation
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New Iceland Heritage Museum

94-1st Street

Gimli, MB

Directions: The film will be shown in Lady of the Lake Theatre, within the NIHM.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Remembering the Children: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day set aside to honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and the resiliency of their communities. In a powerful presentation, guest Val Vint will focus on children and talk about the Healing Forest project that she has been involved with. Val is a renowned multimedia artist, speaker, advocate, and Indigenous art instructor.

Following will be artist Rosemary Miguez, who will give a special insider's view of her piece "Sunrise...Culture Will Rise Again", reflecting a hope for harmony. The audience will visit her piece in the show at the NIHM gallery, entitled "In Harmony: Land, Lake, Trees & Shore". Rosemary will share her inspiration and underlying messages in this painting.

Orange Shirt Day also takes place on September 30. On this day, everyone is invited to wear an orange shirt to raise awareness of the tragic legacy of residential schools and to pay tribute to the thousands of Survivors. No orange shirt? Then wear something orange that you may have---a scarf, a pin, a hat!


New Iceland Heritage Museum & Independent Artists

The New Iceland Heritage Museum (NIHM) greets visitors from around the world year round, seven days a week, at its main multi-media location in the The Waterfront Centre.

Through the presentation of dynamic permanent exhibits, temporary and traveling exhibits, and through a variety of workshops, lectures and programs the New Iceland Heritage Museum (NIHM) strives to serve the public as a valuable community resource that meets the increasing needs of new audiences and that presents relevant topics and issues in a rapidly changing world.

Five independent artists have joined together with the NIHM to present their works within the theme of harmony. Artists Gary Foidart, Gayle Halliwell, Moray McVey, Rosemary Miguez and Stephanie Sutton have created a show that invites the viewer to explore their use of five different media to focus on the five elements of harmony.


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