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Youth and Young Adult Forum on the 8th Principle

Youth and Young Adults Forum on the 8th Principle Saturday, August 7, 12 pm MT |  (2 hrs)Young Unitarian Universalists in Canada ages 14-35 are invited to attend this forum to discuss the 8th Principle and the process for adopting it in Canada. We will respond to the discussion package (“The 8th Principle Process: Next …

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ImagineNATIVE Film Screening

  Join us for a selection of dynamic short films including documentary, dramatic, and animation created by Indigenous filmmakers; presented at the 2020 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Following the screening will be an artist talk featuring Theola Ross, Glenn Gearr, Tom Mcloed, and Lisa Jackson. Joining us for the artist talk is Native …

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Canadian Unitarian Council Dismantling Racism Study Group Final Report

It’s the Canadian Unitarian Council’s 2021 AGM tomorrow, Saturday 8th! Carl and I will be there (on zoom) representing Westwood; you’re welcome to attend, too, if you’d like (see cuc.ca/events/agm-2021/1620478800/1620491400/). Meantime, this just in (and is part of the AGM package):  The Dismantling Racism Study Group has completed their report on the work they have …

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RISE Book Club -Humane

RISE (Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton) is hosting a book club featuring the mystery novel, HUMANE, by local author Anna Marie Sewell. A  ZOOM gathering will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 3pm. for book readers. Edmonton Public Library is a partner to this event. To register at epl.ca click on the button below. Reserve your spot. Registration is limited. Registrants will …

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Recording “Understanding UNDRIP,” Miranda Jimmy & Brenda Jackson, Jan. 31, 2021

 We hope you enjoy this recording of our interactive Zoom service.  Please feel free to share this recording link with your friends and on social media. We hope to see you live and online, every Sunday, 10:30 AM MT. (Zoom “Doors” open at 10 AM.)  January 31, 2021 at 10:30 AM MST Topic: Understanding UNDRIP …

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Learn Cree Online – Free Course

As part of its ongoing efforts at Reconciliation, Westwood encourages its members and friends to acquire some Cree Language. Cree is the most common language spoken in our Trey 6 lands. The Edmonton Public Library and the Canadian Native Friendship Centre are offering free online Nehiyawewin/Cree Language classes each Monday until June. “Whether you want …

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Truth Before Reconciliation: How the Seven Sacred Teachings Create a Path to Better Relations

Miranda Jimmy This Sunday: Westwood Online In the five years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presented its final report to Canadians, there have been steps towards reconciliation and stumbles backwards. Before reconciliation will be possible, we still need to understand and navigate the truth about our past and understand how it influences the present. …

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Social Justice Movie Night, Dec. 13

Dec 13, 2019 –  7:00 PM DOUBLE FEATURE!!   Invasion and Qallunaat! In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigneous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint, and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against indigenous people.  Qallunaat! Why White people are funny …

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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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