In response to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action we are calling Sunshine Coast residents to learn and develop together, to engage in education and dialogue, to explore concepts and perceptions which were used to justify Colonial sovereignty over Indigenous peoples and land, and to reform our attitudes, practices, and prejudices which may be hindering a Path towards reconciliation and relationships of respect and understanding into our shared future.
SPONSORED by ST HILDA'S & ST BART'S ANGLICAN CHURCHES, ST JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH, LIVING FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH & ANONYMOUS DONORS ALL WELCOME! (Space limited to 50 persons)
Facilitator: Brander Raven McDonald, Indigenous Justice Coordinator, Diocese of New Westminster
What were the beliefs, understandings, laws, politics of the First Peoples of this Land during the time of Discovery and the values and practices of Colonization?
We shall explore these questions in Dialogue Circle.
“The Blanket Exercise is an enormously popular & successful teaching tool that uses participatory popular education methodology to raise awareness & understanding of the history of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of Canada. Since its creation in 1996 as a creative, innovative, & interactive way to educate Indigenous & non-Indigenous Peoples about the major themes & recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, The Blanket Exercise has been conducted hundreds of times with thousands of peoples of all ages & from all backgrounds.” Kairos 2010
“We call upon governments to repudiate concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous peoples and lands, such as The Doctrine of Discovery & terra nullius, to reform those laws, government policies, and litigation strategies that continue to rely on such concepts.” TRC: CALLS TO ACTION #45
For more info and RSVP please contat Nancy Denham @ 604.740.6400