Truth & Reconciliation Week 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 to Friday, September 23, 2016

Campus: North Vancouver
Location: All campus
Contact: David Kirk
Email: dkirk@capilanou.ca
Phone: 604.984.1762

As part of its commitment to aboriginal learners and the indigenization of its academic programming, Capilano University is commemorating Truth and Reconciliation Week on campus from September 19 to 23. Truth and Reconciliation week strives to raise awareness; educate and inform the community about the historical significance of Residential school survivors by honouring and acknowledging the past.

Ongoing all week

Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
My Reconciliation Includes
Write your thoughts on fabric squares to be made into a campus blanket

Monday, September 19

9:30 a.m. | BR 126
Elder welcome & blessing
Everyone welcome

11:00 a.m.
Campus-wide moment of reflection

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | BR 126
Elder Latash, guest speaker
HIST110: Pre-Confederation Canada, Derek Murray instructor, open but seating is limited

Tuesday, September 20

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
The 8th Fire
The CBC documentary Aboriginal Peoples, Canada and the Way Forward

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | LB 322
Elder Latash, guest speaker
HIST305: American History, Nanci Lucas, instructor, open but seating is limited

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. | Pavilion outside
Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
Drum circle with Elder Latash

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Bosa Theatre
Film screenings
Freedom Babies (dir. Doreen Manuel; 24:00)
The Beast in Me (dir. Kaitlyn Red Crow; 6:00)
Followed by panel discussion with the directors and Kanahus, Land Defender

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
First Nations 101
An open discussion facilitated by David Kirk where you can ask any questions you may have

Wednesday, September 21

All morning
Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
Findings of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission
Video of the reading of the Commission’s report repeating all day

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Bosa Theatre
Discussion panel
Tsleil-Waututh Nation Elders and community members share their experience and knowledge of the impact of Residential schools on their community

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
Talking Circle
Reflection and sharing on the recommendations of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission report, with Clay Little and Stephen Lytton

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
Writers’ Feast Potluck
Readings by Renae Morriseau, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, David Geary, Yvonne Wallace, Natalie Knight, and Darrel Guss & Will George

Thursday, September 22

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
The 8th Fire
The CBC documentary Aboriginal Peoples, Canada and the Way Forward

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
Blanket Exercise
This interactive learning experience shares the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, open to everyone

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | LB 188
Chatlive: My Reconciliation Includes ...
A discussion facilitated by David Kirk

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Elder walk about campus
A sharing of the history of traditional lands; meet at Kéxwusm-áyakn

Friday, September 23

Noon
Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre (LB 196)
Potluck lunch

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | BlueShore Theatre
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Shelley Joseph
Reconciliation: A New Way Forward