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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

Friday June 21 All Welcome Saturdy June 22 On June 22, 2019, Edmonton’s Indigenous Peoples Festival will fill the Edmonton Expo Centre! First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples and cultures will be celebrated through interactive experiences, cultural demonstrations, artisans, cuisine and live concerts. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Free admission. All …

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Annual Report on CUC’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Initiative

Annual Report on CUC’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Initiative 2018-2019 By: Rev Meg Roberts The CUC’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Initiative (THR Initiative) is now in its fifth year. We offer Canadian Unitarians and Universalists age-appropriate materials and means to learn the history and present realities of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada so that we may …

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Reconciliation Film Festival

In honour of Reconciliation Week, RISE has partnered with Metro Cinema to feature five days of film screenings, discussions and related programming covering themes related to reconciliation in Edmonton. Join us for the 2nd Annual RISE Reconciliation Film Festival, May 28 – June 1, 2019 at Metro Cinema in the Garneau Theatre, 8712 – 109 Street, Edmonton. This year’s …

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Where Are the Children?

Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools is a travelling exhibition by the Legacy of Hope Foundation that tells the poignant and painful true story of how Indigenous peoples have been impacted by the Residential School System in Canada. Borealis Gallery Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre Edmonton Federal Building, Main floor, 9820-107 Street …

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The CUC Supports the Pact for a Green New Deal

The Council of Canadians is calling upon all sectors of society to launch the Year of the Green New Deal. Climate crisis is a reality with Canada warming at twice the global rate. Survival is on the line. The Green New Deal is “a vision of rapid, inclusive and far-reaching transition, led by the federal …

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Learn, Grow, Commit

Saturday, March 30 in St. Albert. Details are in the RISE March newsletter. RISE – Reconciliation In Solidarity Edmonton, in partnership with the Art Gallery of St. Albert and the City of St. Albert present In This Together: An honest chat about reconciliation since the TRC. Five years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission held …

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Special Youth Workshop with Elder Evelyn Day

Join Cosmic Connections Youth Group in welcoming Elder Evelyn Day for a special workshop on belonging!  What does it mean to belong? What does it mean to belong within an Aboriginal Cultural context? How do we create spaces of belonging for each other in our communities and in the world?   This event is intended …

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Spirit of Peace 11-11-2018

Westwood thanks Elder Evelyn Day for sharing her history and wisdom with us during our Remembrance Day service. Through the Moving Forward with Reconciliation initiative, Evelyn provides a bridge between settler and indigenous communities working toward reconciliation and healing. Her message of peace and understanding calls us all to participate in creating a world of …

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Social Justice Movie Night Returns Sept. 14

Tonight, the Social Justice committee is kicking off the first monthly Film Night with a showing of “The Road Forward” (1hr. 41mins.), a musical documentary connecting the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the1930’s with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today.  Starts at 7pm – all are welcome!

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