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Postponed until further notice - Envisioning Reconciliation in Roberts Creek

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

What does reconciliation mean to you? What are the challenges facing our community as we strive for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the shíshálh swiya/Sunshine Coast? What have we undertaken so far on a grassroots level through the syiyaya Movement, and where might we go from here? Come learn and share with us at 6:30pm at the Roberts Creek Hall on March 25th as we present the activities of the syiyaya Reconciliation Movement from the last two years, and discuss future possibilities and priorities in a world café afterwards. All are welcome!! -- About the Movement: The syiyaya Reconciliation Movement is a local movement for all peoples living within the shíshálh homelands, connecting with broader movements towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is a joint initiative between Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents of the Sunshine Coast, offering a local response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, inspired by and dedicated to the Survivors of Indian Residential Schools, including Day Scholars. The Movement was launched at the shíshálh Longhouse in April 2018 by co-chairs ?akista xaxanak Garry Feschuk, former Chief of shíshálh Nation, and Cam Reid, former mayor of Sechelt. Our goal is to create collaborative projects that build relationships and dialogue on the journey towards reconciliation. The Movement gratefully acknowledges the partnership and support of shíshálh Nation, the District of Sechelt, the Sunshine Coast Community Forest, the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, the Sunshine Coast Regional District, the Vancouver Foundation, the Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Tsain-ko Group of Companies, the Canada Council for the Arts, First Peoples’ Cultural Council, the Government of Canada, the United Church Healing Fund, St. John’s United Church, St Hilda’s By the Sea Anglican Church, the Sechelt Public Library, Friends of the Sechelt Library, 100 Women Who Care and individual donors in sustaining our activities and providing us with spaces for meetings and events. This Movement is possible due to the volunteer hours and vision of all our Committee members and dozens of additional supporters. ?ul nu msh chalap (we raise our hands in thanks to you all)!


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