The Journey Towards Reconciliation: Looking Back--Moving forward

What will happen

The Friday evening will feature a KAIROS Blanket Exercise. This visual and experiential event enables people to gain perspective on what happened when settler-colonizers inserted their values and priorities into a land that had operated on different principles for millennia.

The all-day Saturday session will focus on such topics as:
Indigenous Worldview 101; The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Missing and Murdered Indigenous women; Stories that can heal; The Doctrine of Discovery; Treaties and unceded lands. What could reconciliation look like for us today?
This is an opportunity to hear from and connect with a variety of Indigenous leaders as they reflect on shared First Peoples and Settler history in Canada and we consider ways to follow through on Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

What does it cost

Friday blanket exercise:$15
Saturday session: $45
Total event: $50
Registration includes
lunch on Saturday and
resource materials

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Hope Lutheran Church
2174 Departure Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
(Located behind Brooks Landing)

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 25, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 PM - KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:45-9:00 am - Coffee
9:00-10:00 - Welcome Protocol and Plenary
10:00-12:00 - Workshops
12:00-1:00 - Lunch
1:00-3:00 - Workshops
3:00-3:20 - Break
3:20-4:20 - Panel Discussion
4:20-5:00 - Closing Remarks & Round Dance

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You are cordially invited to a reconciliation event between First Nations and settler peoples of Vancouver Island January 25-26, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2174 Departure Bay Road. Hope is located on Departure Bay, a sacred place for Coast Salish Peoples. The event will enable participants to understand ways to follow through on Calls to Action from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Resource People

  • Ray Aldred
  • Harley Eagle
  • Jillian Harris
  • Marie Va’a
  • Barney Williams

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