Paddling Together in Reconciliation

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Saturday, March 24th, 2018

“Paddling together in reconciliation.”- Kathi Camilleri

A Community Circle hosted by the Museum at Campbell River and the CR Arts Council

While the past cannot be changed, together we can create a new understanding of our shared history - this knowledge can lead to respectful relations for the future. This is one of the greatest hopes for the TRC, a growing reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

(From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada)

The public is invited to a day exploring the theme of reconciliation on Saturday, March 24.

The day will start with a shortened version of Kathi Camilleri’s experiential workshop – “Building Bridges Through Understanding the Village.” This transformative workshop is done from a non-blame and non-shame perspective and invites all participants to become a part of the healing that IS already happening. Participants in her workshop may find themselves affected at a deep emotional level.  Counselling will be available.

From the workshop we will move towards a Community Circle inclusive of elders, aboriginal and non-aboriginal people, and the arts community.  The goal of this Community Circle will be finding ways of moving forward together, of reconcilli-ACTION.  We will also ask the question “What is the role of the arts in fostering greater cross-cultural collaboration in our community?”

Our hope is that each person leaves feeling empowered to take the tools they have gained – their paddles – and help in moving forward toward reconciliation in their community, their professional lives, and on a personal level.

This event will take place Saturday, March 24 at the Museum at Campbell River, 470 Island Highway, from 9:30am – 3:30pm.  Lunch will be provided.  There is no cost, however registration is required.  Please contact the Museum to register 250-287-3103 or .

Paddle design by Mulidzas Curtis Wilson.