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Reconciliation event Nov. 16

Reconciliation event Nov. 16

The Gibsons and District Public Library has partnered with Reconciliation Canada and the Squamish Nation to raise local awareness of the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), which honours both Aboriginal peoples and Canadians in a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships.

An evening to honour our community commitment to Reconciliation will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the library with special guest speaker Shelley Joseph from Reconciliation Canada, and a welcoming prayer and words from honoured Elders from the Squamish Nation: Shirley Toman (Hum-te-ya), Bob Baker (Ki yowil) and Gwen Harry (T’chesa). Please call the library to sign up for this FREE event at 886-2130.

Released in December 2015, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s final report contains important historical details and first-hand accounts of what happened in residential schools, as well as 10 guiding principles and 94 recommendations or “Calls to Action”. These Calls to Action are steps that all Canadians can take towards improving the lives of Aboriginal Peoples.  Submitted

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