In photos: Truth and Reconciliation across the N.W.T.

Commemorations took place in Ndilo, Inuvik, and other communities last week.

(Inuvialuit Communications Society/Peggy Day)

Saturday was National Truth and Reconciliation Day, and schools and community governments across the territory held commemorations of all kinds.

Mildred Hall Students performed a drum dance outside their Yellowknife school on Friday.

In nearby Ndilo, YKDFN hosted a ceremony that included feeding-the-fire and speeches by political figures including Dene National Chief Gerald Antoine.

Jean Wetrade Gameti school in Gameti also held a commemoration, with students and staff participating in a drum circle.

And in Inuvik, the Inuvik Mental Health Awareness Working Group held a cupcake walk and a carnival for children and residents of all ages.

Here are a few photos of commemorations that took place across the territory last week.

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