Talk of reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous Peoples is everywhere.
Do you ever wonder what place the church has in this conversation?
Do you wonder what it will take to heal the hurts?
How are you navigating the information we are being taught about Indigenous Peoples in Canada?
We can come together as local churches to engage these issues. Indigenous and non-indigenous leaders will map the new geography for fostering the work of justice, healing and the implications for the church in discipleship, worship, and spiritual formation. This is a great opportunity for all churches in Vernon to come together to learn and grow in understanding.
Cost*: $45 a person (includes lunch) *no one will be turned away for lack of funds
(Friday night only for $10 suggested donation) email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
6:30-7:30 Registration & Welcome
7:30-9:30 A History of Indigenous People*
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
*This is an interactive exploration of the history of Canada since the first point of contact with Indigenous Peoples to the present. This powerful teaching tool creates a baseline for a common understanding of the history that many of us were never taught from which to learn and explore the topics that will be covered the next day. This exercise is appropriate for children in grade 3 and up. Many students across BC have gone through this in school as a Kairos Blanket Exercise.