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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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The Problem Doesn’t Stop at the Border

The problem of missing and murdered indigenous women is a Turtle Island problem that isn’t confined to the Canadian side of the border. To help bring attention to these tragic, often undocumented crimes,  Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester introduced Senate Resolution 60 on Monday, Feb. 13 — a resolution calling for the designation …

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Truth, Healing & Reconciliation Education Events

 Three programs coming up soon at the Strathcona Library: INDIGENOUS MOVIE NIGHT WITH RICHARD VAN CAMP (A146) Fri Apr 28, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Council Chambers Register online, in person or call 780-410-8600 A rare opportunity to see the work of some of Canada’s best indigenous filmakers Parking information: http://www.strathcona.ca/departments/facility-services/public-parking-centre-in-the-park/ TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION: JOURNEY TOWARDS RECONCILIATION …

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Actions & Words: 3 Years Since the TRC

To honour three years since the final National Event of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Edmonton and two years since the founding of RISE – Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton, RISE is hosting a discussion to bring the community together. March 30, 6-8 pm City Hall The free event will include a panel discussion featuring the author …

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Truth and Reconciliation Action Group

Westwood has a Reconciliation Group that occasionally organizes events to explore indigenous and settler issues. We recently started a Reading Group for the Summary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. If you would like to join our listserv or learn about future events email Reconciliation@westwoodunitarian.ca or talk to Joanna, Mitch, Sara or Robbie.

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