Events:  Indigenous


Join us in dialogue
as we work towards just and right relationships with Indigenous Peoples in the spirit of the TRC and its calls to action


About this event:
As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission reminds us, "reconciliation is not about 'closing a sad chapter of Canada's past', but about opening new healing pathways of reconciliation that are forged in truth and justice."

One of the key goals of Listening to Indigenous Voices: A Dialogue Guide on Justice and Right Relationships is to help us open ourselves to a transformation that seeks to redress past wrongs and move towards relationships based on respecting and celebrating diversity, addressing injustices, sharing and caring for the land, and engaging in person-to person relationships with local Indigenous communities.

We would like to invite you to join us as we start a process of dialogue where we will be going through three sessions of Listening to Indigenous Voices.

Dialogue Groups:

Each group of 5-8 participants - led by one facilitator, will meet three times for 2 hours in length.

We will meet virtually on Sept. 28th, Nov. 2 and Nov. 30th from 4.30-6.30 EST, during these times we will go through the following sessions:

Sept 28th: Session 3 (The Land is Us)

Nov. 2nd: Session 6 (Early Encounters) and

Nov. 30th: Session 11 (Re: Indigenization)

To learn more about the dialogue process or to order a copy of the guide, click here: www.ltiv.ca

If you have any questions about the forum's dialogue process or have any questions regarding registration, please send us an email at: contact@jesuitforum.ca

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                                                  Upcoming Events


Anti-Racism Crash Course

Sept. 15
Online

This free course overviews the practice of anti-racism and how spaces can start setting goals towards racial equity. The Saskatchewan Intercultural Association goes over the basic terminology, the history of racism, an analysis of systemic production and reproduction of racism, as well as tools to make change. Read More


Reconciliation Saskatoon Book Club: Healing

Sept. 21
Online

The Reconciliation Saskatoon Book Club is reading Legacy: Trauma, Storytelling and Indigenous Healing by Suzanne Methot for their Sept. 21 event. This is an informal group, and you're welcome to show up anytime without a commitment. So pick up one of the books and join them. Read More


Pathfinder:  Finding Your Way to Economic Reconciliation

Sept. 22
Online

We are at a unique time in history when the private sector has a tremendous opportunity to advance truth and reconciliation in Canada. Yet, there is no rulebook for moving forward. Pathfinders will attempt to help professionals understand Economic Reconciliation: why it is critical to get engaged in truth and reconciliation, why it’s good for business, and what is the path to start or deepen commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action. Read More


Movie Screening and Panel Discussion: Indian Horse

Sept. 22
Saskatoon

Join in Wednesday, September 22nd for a movie screening of "Indian Horse", an adaption from the late Richard Wagamese novel. Following the movie, join voices from Str8 Up, Wanuskewin Artist-in-Residence, and others in a panel discussion on the lasting effects of Residential schools, and how organizations and community members are healing. Read More


Community Gathering and Indigenous Artisan Market

Sept. 25
Wanuskewin Heritage Park 

A day of exploring and connecting to the Opimihaw Valley and one another other. Enjoy their new exhibits, art galleries, art demonstration, award winning playground, and walk any of the 7 km of trails. Read More


Virtual Treaty Fair

Sept. 27-29
Online

The Prince Albert Grand Council, Office of the Treaty Commissioner, 4 Seasons Truth and Reconciliation, and Wahpeton Dakota Nation are pleased to announce a Virtual Treaty Fair. The event will feature speakers and activities. Read More


“Stolen Words” Story Time

Sept. 28
Online

Join us virtually Tuesday, September 28th for "Stolen Words" story time. "Stolen Words" by Melanie Florence follows the story of a little girl who helps her grandfather regain his language which was taken away as a child. Read More


Let's Talk Reconciliation

Sept. 29
Online

The next Let's Talk: Reconciliation Conversations will be on Wed, Sept 29 at 11am. Show up and join a casual conversation facilitated by Annie Battiste. Bring your questions, stories, challenges and ideas to share with a community of people also navigating a journey of reconciliation. Read More


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Wanuskewin

Sept. 30
Wanuskewin Heritage Park 

Wanuskewin, a nēhiyawēwin (Cree) word that means "living in harmony" or "peaceful gathering place." This name was chosen by our original Elders to reflect the spirit of the land and its history. On Sept. 30, Wanuskewin welcome you to be present and learn about our history, the lasting Residential School Legacy, and how we move forward in harmony. Read More


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Regina

Sept. 30
Regina

Regina Public Library recognizes the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Join Bevann Fox, author of Genocidal Love: A Life After Residential School at this event to honour survivors and commit together to meaningful and lasting reconciliation. Read More


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation –  Saskatoon

Sept. 30
Saskatoon

The STC is hosting a concert to celebrate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and honour residential school Survivors. Artists include Gord Bamford, Charlie Major and George Canyon. Read More





















Truth and Reconciliation Week

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A Virtual Event Open to All Canadian Schools For Youth Grades 5 – 12

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021

An online event open to all Canadian schools

To celebrate the success of last year’s online event, Every Child Matters, we are proud to present a full week of Truth and Reconciliation programming.


TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION WEEK is a 5-day national event that will continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Important conversations including the truths of the Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Métis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools system. This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists.

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4 Indigenous education courses to help fill in your knowledge gaps
Many of these online classes are free and can be finished at your own pace

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The NCTR - National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has a wealth of resources.  Just a few:
NCTR Dialogues – Perspectives on Truth and Reconciliation
NCTR Dialogues - A Discussion on Treaties
More videos - https://www.youtube.com/c/NationalCentreforTruthandReconciliation



Doctrine of Discovery


THE “Doctrine of Discovery, Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts” is a challenging, truthful documentary. It is meant to educate people on the Doctrine and create an awareness of its legacy. We offer this study guide in hopes that it will allow for those watching an opportunity to discuss, ask questions and reflect.

It is recommended that the video be viewed in its entirety (67 minutes) and then broken down into discussion, reflection by the chapters, one or two at a time. You may want to add prayer or think of scripture that speaks to the concerns that are raised by the documentary. We have provided some suggested passages and questions for study at the end of this guide, should scripture be part of your custom. The message is important and will give understanding to the current state of Indigenous affairs on Turtle Island or North America. Understanding the Doctrine of Discovery and its manifestations are important as we strive for reconciliation. If appropriate, open and close with prayer. Smudging may also be appropriate depending on the customs of the community.

As is our custom, we ask you to sit in a circle, or around a table and live with these guidelines:

We live and breathe in a sacred circle of trust, hope and love. In the Sacred Circle we will honour the Seven Traditional Teachings: Love, Truth, Honesty, Bravery, Wisdom, Humility and Respect. The Circle will conduct their deliberations in a circle using the Seven Guiding Principles to Create and Sustain the Circular Model of Leadership:

  • SACRED SPACE: Where spirituality is fully present, a place where the Holy Spirit guides who we are and who we are called to become. Sacred space will be created using culturally appropriate ceremony.
  • SHARED LEADERSHIP: Each person is equally valued for themselves and equally shares the power within the community. Decisions are made by consensus and all information and resources are shared. Individual talents, skills and gifts are recognized and empowered.
  • VISION: When we dream it together, then it happens. A shared vision, owned and articulated by everyone, guarantees excellence in leadership.
  • NORMS: Standards of behavior agreed upon by the group. Norms are constantly reviewed and updated.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: To the vision, to shared leadership, and to all tasks. “First among equals” means there is an elected or designated chair of the Circle who relates to other interested parties. This person(s) is empowered by the Circle to act on its behalf, honouring the consensus model of decision making.
  • PRAYER AND CEREMONY are important to sustain the spirituality of self and the Circle.
  • CREATIVITY: Comes from the Creator and resides within everyone. The Creator gives everyone the power and authority to carry out the vision. The creative arts – graphic art, writing prose/poetry, music and dance, drumming and singing, drawing, drama, and meditation are examples of creative energy that give life to the Circle.

Section 1: Opening
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Section 2: Out of the Ether
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Section 3: Not An Empty Land
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Section 4: The Indian Problem
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Section 5: Legacy Of Pain
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Section 6: Legal Fiction
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Section 7: The Métis Nation
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Section 8: Trying to Stand
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Section 9: The Good Mind
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Section 10: Repudiation
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Section 11: Spiritual Arrogance
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Section 12: We Are Seeds
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LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

Indigenous Realities and the Canadian Church 

Ray Aldred, Dean of Vancouver School of Theology, is offering an online class on Wednesday afternoons, beginning September 22 – December 1. There are six sessions only. Price is sliding scale from $33-49 (however if cost is a barrier, contact Laurel about a bursary.)

Registration

                                                                                                        
   

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