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Come and experience a weekend of indigenous history, culture, food and art.

This event is hosted by a committee from both Lansing and Cummer Avenue United Churches as a part of their ongoing response to live as witnesses to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 

AGENDA
Friday April 20, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Movie Night : Come experience the movie “Colonization Road”

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
9:00 Refreshments
9:30 Opening Ceremony and remarks

9:45 Keynote Speaker – Lee Maracle, OC
Lee Maracle, OC is a member of the Sto:Loh nation. She is a celebrated author, poet, educator, storyteller, performing artist, grandmother of four and mother of four. 

11:00 Cultural Event

12:00 Lunch (available for purchase – $5) provided by Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

1:00 KAIROS Blanket Exercise (all ages event)

Sunday April 22, 2018, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
10:30 Worship at Lansing United Church with Jennifer Henry, KAIROS Canada

12:00 Feast

1:00 Workshops

1. Wampum Belts – Brian Charles
Brian Charles is an off- reserve Band member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island. He has worked as an Aboriginal Liaison at both the provincial and federal levels for over 20 years.

2. Allyship – Jennifer Henry
Jennifer Henry currently serves as the Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. She has worked in ecumenical social justice for over 20 years.

3. Residential Schools Sharing Circle (led by Survivors) 

2:30 Next Steps and Closing Remarks

With the artwork of Philip Cote, MFA, Young Elder, Indigenous Artist, Activist, Educator, Historian and Traditional Wisdom Keeper.

Activities for children & youth available.