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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!

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

Bob Jospeh’s new book is available for pre-order now. This promises to be an important read for all who are interested in furthering truth, healing and reconciliation. Available at Westwood on April 15, before and after the service. Bob Joseph will be our speaker that day. Mark your calendar now! 21 Things You Didn’t Know about …

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Re: Verdicts in the deaths of Colten Boushie & Tina Fontaine

To: Canadian Unitarian Universalists February 2018 From: The Canadian Unitarian Council National Voice Team For many, the verdict in the shooting death of Colten Boushie in 2016 has shaken belief in justice and due process. In February 2018, a jury acquitted Gerald Stanley, 56, of second-degree murder. Boushie, 22, was shot and killed after he …

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Theatre for Living’s Play – šxʷʔamət (home) playing in Edmonton

šxʷʔamət (home)  looks at reconciliation in human terms between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people on this land, using interactive forum theatre. Touring January 17 to February 26 in BC and Alberta). See when it is coming to you and then tickets (selling fast!): http://www.theatreforliving.com/present_work/sxwPamet/itinerary.html šxʷʔam̓ət (home) asks very important questions about how we navigate Reconciliation between Indigenous …

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Un-settling Canada

Idle No More is offering a webinar this Sunday, June 18 from 3-5 pm CST, featuring 3 expert panelists who will discuss Indigenous rights to self-determination, lands, territories, and resources. It aims to educate Canadians regarding the impact of the creation of the Canadian State and 150 years of white settler colonialism.   The link for this …

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