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Listening, Learning and Living into Reconciliation Event, April 20 - 22, 2018, Lansing United Church, All Welcome

Friday April 20, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

                         Movie Night

                            Come experience the movie "Colonization Road"

Saturday April 21, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

9:00 am          Refreshments

9:30 am          Opening Ceremony and remarks

9:45 am          Keynote Speaker – Lee Maracle, OC

                                         Lee Maracle, OC is a member of the Sto:Loh nation. She is a

                                         celebrated author, poet, educator, storyteller, performing artist,

                                         grandmother of four and mother of four. 

10:30 am        Q & A

11:00 am        Cultural Event

12:00 pm        Lunch (available for purchase for $5)

                             provided by Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

1:00 pm          KAIROS Blanket Exercise

2:30 pm          Talking Circle

3:30 pm          Home


Sunday April 22, 2018, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

10:30 am        Worship at Lansing United Church

                             Worship leader:  Jennifer Henry, Executive Director, KAIROS Canada

12:00 pm        Potluck Lunch

1:00 pm          Workshops

                             1. Wampum Belts – Brian Charles

                                         Brian Charles is an off- reserve Band member of the Chippewas

                                         of Georgina Island. He has worked as an Aboriginal Liaison at

                                         both the provincial and federal levels for over 20 years.

                             2. Allyship - Jennifer Henry

                                         Jennifer Henry currently serves as the Executive Director of

                                        KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. She has worked

                                        in ecumenical social justice for over 20 years.

                             3. Survivor-led Residential Schools Sharing Circle

2:30 pm          Q & A and Next Steps

3:15 pm          Closing Remarks

3:30 pm          Home

With the artwork of Philip Cote, MFA, Young Elder, Indigenous Artist, Activist, Educator, Historian and Traditional Wisdom Keeper.

Activities for children & youth available.

This event is hosted by a committee from both Lansing and Cummer Avenue United Churches as a part of their ongoing response to live as witnesses to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, with support from Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada.

Lee Maracle photo
Jennifer Henry photo
Brian Charles photo
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