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October 9, 2023
The St. Clair Catholic District School Board (SCCDSB) and the Chatham Capitol Theatre have partnered up to present a pair of musical performances to ensure that the conversation about truth and reconciliation extends beyond Orange Shirt Day.
The board and the theatre will be hosting two shows with the ‘Twin Flames’ – an Indigenous husband and wife duo, Chelsey June, who is Métis with Algonquin Cree heritage and Jaaji, who is Inuk and Mohawk from Nunavik and Kahnawake.
“By continuing conversations and experiences among youth, staff, and community, the learning deepens and makes it so it’s not an event that is quickly forgotten but rather remembered and acted upon,” Cortnee Goure, the Indigenous Education Lead for the SCCDSB said.
The performance is done in English, Inuktitut, and French, with both traditional Indigenous and western instruments. Their songs and stories are meant to be an interactive introduction to Canada’s past, present, and future from Indigenous perspectives.