Every Child Matters Healing Walk
sept 24, 2021 at 8:00 aM
Native American Development Corporation and Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center to Host Healing Walk in Downtown Billings
You are invited to join a walk through downtown Billings to remember, support, and honor Boarding School survivors and the more than 6,000 bodies recovered from Indigenous residential boarding schools.
Drumming, smudging ceremonies, and speeches (from survivors, from therapists on healing and generational trauma), and a resource fair with local service providers will take place as Indigenous peoples and allies join together in remembrance.
Participants are encouraged to wear orange. Masks required.
Friday, September 24, 2021
9:00am – Prayer & Welcome
9:30am – Begin walk
10:00am – Speeches & Presentations
11:45am – Closing Prayer
Location: Skypoint, Downtown Billings, MT
2nd Ave N & N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101
WHY: To walk together in healing while remembering, supporting, and honoring Boarding School survivors and the more than 6,000 bodies recovered from former Indigenous residential boarding schools. The goals of this event are:
- To Grieve
- To Remember
- To Pray
- To Heal
- To Reconcile
- To Move Forward