Kamloops United Church ~ A Centre for Community and Spiritual Discovery is thrilled that KAIROS staffers from Toronto will be in Kamloops and we want to invite you to a workshop and “meet and greet” on Thursday September 20th.
We hope you can join us for this rare opportunity to be held at Kamloops United Church.
Public Gathering to share local and national KAIROS work on Reconciliation, Migrant Justice and Women of Courage.
Thursday September 20th
KUC (421 St. Paul Street, Kamloops BC)
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Presentation by Dawn Maracle and Shannon Neufeldt
7:30 PM Reception and discussion
Dawn Maracle and Shannon Neufeldt hope to familiarize and engage people in the interior of BC with the work of KAIROS on Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, Migrant Justice and the Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security program.
Dawn Maracle is the Indigenous Rights Coordinator for KAIROS working from Toronto, ON. Dawn is Mohawk from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in Southern Ontario. For close to 25 years she has worked with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and communities in Canada and internationally on issues related to Indigenous education, activism, women’s rights, health and governance. Some of these organizations include Native Child & Family Services Toronto, the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Ryerson University and the Assembly of First Nations. Dawn is a researcher, writer and lecturer and has experience with curriculum development, public speaking, facilitation, and training. She has been facilitating the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) since 2015 and more recently began helping to grow the KBE network by training facilitators.
Shannon Neufeldt is the KAIROS Member Relations and Network Coordinator also working from Toronto, ON. Her job is to support the work of the grassroots networks across the country and to maintain the link to the churches in all the justice work. Shannon presents on and develops worship resources for all aspects of KAIROS’ work. In addition to supporting the reconciliation work that Dawn will present, Shannon will share information about the Migrant Justice initiatives and the Women of Courage program which includes our global partners.
The KUC Global and Community group invite everyone to view the video “The Fallen Feather” on June 24 at 7 pm.
Between 1879 and 1986, upwards of 100,000 children in Canada were forcibly removed and placed into Indian Industrial Residential Schools. Their unique culture was stripped away to be replaced with a foreign European identity. Their family ties were cut, parents were forbidden to visit their children, and the children were prevented from returning home.First Nations children were the only children in Canadian History, to be singled out by race and forced to live in institutions; generation after generation.
Directed By: Randy N. Bezeau
Image: Bentwood Box carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston: Image credit: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (www.trc.ca)
TRU’s Indigenous Health Nursing Committee and the School of Nursing Coyote Brings Food Research Project present a dialogue with Dr. Jacqueline Romanow. The title of her talk is The Role of the University in Truth and Reconciliation.
Refreshments will be provided.
Date: 9 April 2018 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Brown Family House of Learning, TRU (Thompson Rivers University)
Room: HOL 190
Romanow is Métis and an associate professor and chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Winnipeg.
She teaches courses in Indigenous rights, Indigenous politics, natural resources and economic development and was involved at UWinnipeg in the creation of an Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR) in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action.
UWinnipeg is one of the first universities in Canada to create and endorse a process for all incoming undergraduate students to learn about Indigenous peoples and be exposed to Indigenous perspectives and world views.
We have only a few photos but The Theatre for Living production “Home” was so important, including the feast beforehand, that we wanted to keep the memories alive because of the depth and poignancy of the play. It was an interactive play. First it ran through presenting a variety of indigenous-colonizer scenarios, and then the play repeated with volunteers from the audience standing in for characters in the scenarios. If something in each story had unfolded differently a different legacy might have been possible. What does reconciliation mean to YOU? From the program notes: “True and honourable Reconciliation cannot be an invitation for Indigenous communities to assimilate more deeply. It must and can only be a willingness from the rest of us to embark on a transformational process that makes this land a place where everyone not only has truly equal health, education and opportunity, but where Indigenous knowledge is valued in every realm. David Diamond Artistic/Managing Director Theatre for living.”
The ticket sellers Patric, Florence, Chris, Sage and Alix
Feast time. Cheryl, Cam, Marcia, Ann
Donna and Ross
Jan and Rose
Rob, Iris and Sandy
Rob and Iris
There’s our FLorence up on the stage receiving thanks.