Engage for Change; a Reconciliation Journey Project
“Each Talking Circle is designed to provide participants with an awareness of Indigenous cultures, beliefs and history and encouraging the development of mutual awareness and understanding”
Please join us on January 28, 2017 for a day of sharing as part of Engage for Change; a Reconciliation Journey Project. The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area has been invited to host the first of a number of Talking Circles as organized by the City of Kingston over the coming months.
This First Peoples Talking Circle has been designed with local input from the Indigenous community and facilitated by Three Things Consulting, an Indigenous owned company who works nationally on reconciliation projects and calls Kingston home.
This is part of a larger process being facilitated by the City of Kingston that supports professionals, community members and specific populations, (youth, newcomers, seniors, business leaders etc.) the opportunity to build their awareness, understanding and competency as they walk towards the path of reconciliation. Each Talking Circle is designed to provide participants with an awareness of Indigenous cultures and beliefs, history of Indigenous peoples’ movements prior to European settlement and encouraging the development of mutual awareness, understanding and appreciation among all participants.
Key areas that will be focused on include:
- The Indigenous peoples of Canada (with a focus on Kingston and surrounding Territories)
- Cultural differences in community, communication and collaboration
- Residential Schools and their impact over 150 years
- Myths and facts driving relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Kingston and throughout Canada
- Ideas, experiences and input into putting Reconciliation into action across the Kingston region
This Talking Circle event requires a six (6) hour participation commitment in order to be considered. Please do not register for this event if you cannot commit to stay for the full six (6) hours. (This event runs from 9am to 3pm and includes a traditional lunch).
Invitation is extended to anyone who is interested in learning more about Indigenous cultures, beliefs and history and is willing to participate in an open and respectful dialogue.
Participation is limited to a small number of registrants and will be a first come first served basis. If registration is full, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list.