This spring, the bison were returned to Banff National Park after over 100 years. On April 6, a celebration was held at Mount Royal University to celebrate their homecoming.
The Blanket exercise provokes reflection on Indigenous and non Indigenous relations
Church goers at Hillhurst United Church experienced a different kind of service on Feb. 19 when they participated in the Blanket Exercise — a teaching tool that shares the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Developed by KAIROS in response to the report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples,
Building Respectful Relations with Indigenous People
Helena Lamb’s interest to learn more about Indigenous people was sparked in 2013, when she saw the documentary We Were Children at a film festival.
The film centres on two residential school survivors. “I just sobbed through the whole thing,” says Helena. “I could not believe this had happened in Canada, I had no idea about the residential schools and that was the beginning for me to learn more.”
People were fully engaged and looking for more
Feast for the Common Good and Calgary-based Refugia Retreats partnered to create a two-day opportunity for personal and collective action. “We believe Calgarians deserve space and community in which to have the tough conversations of our time”