Category: Indigenous

From abundance to scarcity

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,
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Building the bridge of reconciliation while we walk on it

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.”
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Holy Smokes, Is All of Calgary Here?

Elders Teaching Hosted by Vibrant Communities Calgary and St Mary's University

This wonderful comment by Wilf McDougal captured the spirit of the recent Elders Teaching event hosted by Vibrant Communities Calgary and St Mary’s University. Everyone was surprised by the number and diversity of people who took advantage of the opportunity to listen with friends and strangers to stories and teaching from Elders from Treaty 7
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