Sunshine Coast Truth & Reconciliation Circles
Formed by a diverse group of Sunshine Coasters in response to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in reaction to local events, and in a spirit of learning and moving forwards together in community Sunshine Coast Truth and Reconciliation Circles have begun to sit.
The group has run several events and workshops to date, and participant feedback has been excellent. If you are looking to take another step in your personal journey of understanding around this issue of fundamental local relevance, consider joining me on Saturday, May 7th the event described below:
A New Relationship with Aboriginal Peoples “BLANKET EXERCISE”
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.
ALL WELCOME! (Space limited to 50 persons)
Venue for all Circles compliments of Living Faith Lutheran, 4607 Whitaker
(at Hwy 101 in Davis Bay)
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016
9:00am ~ 5:00pm
In Peace & Friendship ~ A New Relationship with Aboriginal Peoples BLANKET EXERCISE
“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
SPONSORED by ST HILDA’S & ST BART’S ANGLICAN CHURCHES, ST JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH, LIVING FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH & ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTORS
Please bring something to share for a lunch meal together.
PARTICIPATION IS BY DONATION
For more info & RSVP: Nancy Denham @ 604-740-6400, or firstname.lastname@example.org