Mr. Gerry Kelly participated in the first annual Ottawa gathering of the National Day for Healing and Reconciliation.  The initiative for this grassroots movement to raise our national awareness of the need for healing and reconciliation within and between cultures came from the Nechi training centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The Council also collaborated with the organizing committee of the National Day for Healing and reconciliation to produce a newsletter which focused on healing and reconciliation initiatives between First Nations, religious communities, former residential school students and faith communities.