National Chief Dwight Dorey of the Indigenous Peoples Assembly of Canada (formerly the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples) will be speaking with the people of Vancouver on one of the most misunderstood Supreme Court decisions, Daniels.
What does this mean for non-Status Indigenous peoples?
Will this improve access to services such as health, housing and education?
How will the needs of urban Indigenous peoples be received?
How do we ensure a renewed Nation-to-Nation
relationship that includes everyone?
Join us as we explore what this historic ruling means for Indigenous peoples living in Canada.
Reconciliation: Cultural Be-in is an inclusive event hosted by Churchill and Britannia Secondary Schools in partnership with Britannia Community Services Centre.
The event will take place at Britannia Community Centre on June 2nd from 3pm-7pm and will bring together community members, parents, grandparents, students, elders, teachers and local groups to explore what reconciliation looks like in the education system as well as in the broader community.
The gathering will feature a line-up of student performances, cultural dancers, speakers, an Indigenous artist market, as well as a community feast prepared by Britannia’s Off the Grill youth volunteers. Over 100 students and youth, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous, have been engaged in this event!
For more information and updates check out the event facebook page
Education is a key process in reconciliation. Recently changes have been made to the Vancouver School Board curriculum to reflect the histories, cultures and experiences of Indigenous Peoples, including the historical legacies of the residential school system.
As part of a professional development initiative, teachers across the district have launched an exciting project exploring how they can help move the reconciliation agenda forward and incorporate indigenous ways of knowing/learning in ways that are both relevant and respectful. The goal of the project is to come up with new approaches to teaching/education that support the learning of ALL students within the diverse, multicultural classrooms of Vancouver Schools.
We hope you can join us on June 2nd for this fun, family-friendly event, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the reconciliation processes currently underway in the community and in local area schools and share your perspective on how, as teachers, parents, students, local residents, and community organizations, we can work together to make reconciliation a reality.
Cultural Be-In, June 2nd Schedule
Britannia Secondary World Music – Drumming Welcome
Speaker – M.C. (introduction and welcome) 3:15
Britannia Choir 3:20
Speaker - UNYA 3:40
Britannia Junior Band 3:45
Speaker - Shane Pointe
Britannia Senior Band 4:05
Speaker - Youth Matters 4:30
The Red Cedar Bark – Dancers 4:35
Speaker - Youth Matters 5:00
Churchill Jazz Band 5:05
Closing remarks by MC 5:35
"Two weeks after a judge issued a damning ruling against the Ministry of Children and Family Development, calls continue to come for the ministry to do more to help at risk children. Scott Clark, Executive Director of the Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society, and Judy McGuire, coordinator with the Inner City Safety Society, speak to BC1 about what social workers are dealing with on the front lines."
Link to Global News Coverage
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