Convenant Chain Link VII, October 14-15, 2016 – Register Now!
Hope for the Future: Education for Reconciliation
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has said that “education is the key to reconciliation”. All across Canada, people are responding to the need to address Indigenous history and issues both in and out of the classroom. But education alone is not enough: it must be followed by actions. Come join us at Covenant Chain Link VII on October 14-15, 2016 for the 7th annual Covenant Chain Link Gathering, “Hope for the Future: Education for Reconciliation”. This year, our keynote speaker will be Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, who will address the need for action-oriented education initiatives in the reconciliation journey. On Saturday, five workshops will focus on ways that you can bring reconciliation activities to your communities. Presenters include Sylvia Smith & Karen Wilson (Project of Heart), Jane Hubbard (Legacy of Hope), Peter Di Gangi (Algonquin Nations Secretariat), Andrea Easton & Marsha Depotier (Métis Nation of Ontario), and the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre.
Be part of the reconciliACTION movement. We look forward to seeing you there.
Friday, October 14th – 6:00 pm, Marion Hall, University of Ottawa
6:00 pm: Doors Open & Refreshments
6:30 pm: Film Screening of Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin and Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel.
9:00 pm: Discussion and Q&A
Saturday, October 15th – 9:30 am, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
9:30 am: Elders Welcome and Opening
10:00 am: Keynote Presentation by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel
11:15 am: Workshops (Workshop selection will take place upon arrival at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health)
12:30 pm: Lunch – Soup and Sandwiches (Catered by Wabano)
2:15 pm: Workshops (Workshop selection will take place upon arrival at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health)
3:45 pm: Closing by Elders