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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.
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
9:30 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
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.