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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.

“Original Sin” an original poem by Cassie Aziz-Few

“Original Sin” by Cassie Aziz-Few Their society is built on a collective Not on ideas of a biblical behemoth. We must put that in our retrospective. We thought they were morally defective; Just “savages” dressed in loincloths. Their society is built on a collective. We wouldn’t change our erroneous perspective. History has judged our “righteous” …

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UBC Free MOOC – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

The University of British Columbia, with EdX, presents a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that begins Jan 24 – with late enrollments allowed. This MOOC lasts 6 weeks and requires 2-4 hours a week of study. The course explore strategies, teaching exemplars, and resources that support the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of …

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reading Group

Please join us to read the Summary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and to share our reflections together. The group will meet at the church monthly on four Wednesday evenings (7-9 pm) beginning in March.  Participants are asked to commit to attending all four sessions and completing the reading, which will be about …

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Orange Shirt Day

This Friday, September 30th, marks the fourth year that, all across the country, people from all walks of life will wear orange shirts to commemorate the experiences of former students of Indian Residential Schools and to commit to ongoing reconciliation. For more details see http://www.ictinc.ca/blog/what-is-orange-shirt-day In this action, and others, we invite you to walk in …

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Truth and Reconciliation Event

Please join Dr Willie Littlechild, Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, and Charlene Bearhead, Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, as they move us from apology to action in the discussion of the past, present and future of reconciliation in Canada. 7 p.m., October 24, South Pointe Community Centre (11520 Ellerslie Road)

TRC Reading Challenge Starts Today

The TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) Reading Challenge is intended to motivate as many people as possible to read Volume One, the summary, of the TRC report. It is free and provides a link to the TRC document which can be downloaded in PDF format to read at your leisure. The challenge provides a place to track your …

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National Aboriginal Day Events

A note from Rev. Samaya Oakley & Rev. Meg Roberts, CUC’s Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection Guide Team: “At the CUC ACM in Vancouver, we received an elder’s teaching that we should go where we are invited—so check whether it is an all community event. Relationships are built when you show up for each other. Have fun!” …

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