There are several Indigenous-focused events happening in St. Catharines during the weeks surrounding National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. These include the Valley of the Birdtail Virtual Author Talk, held in collaboration between the Lincoln Pelham Public Library, and the St. Catharines Public Library, and partially funded by the Niagara Community Foundation, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25 (registration required), and the ninth Annual Nurturing Our Roots Traditional Powwow held by the NRNC at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines at noon on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. To honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Monday, Oct. 2, will be recognized as a day of reflection by the City of St. Catharines. More information regarding programs and what facilities will be open and closed will be made available next week. For more information on Indigenous relations in the City of St. Catharines, visit: www.stcatharines.ca/IndigenousRelations.