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National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.

At SOURCES, we recognize, honour and celebrate the heritage, diversity, resilience, knowledge and achievements of Indigenous Peoples. We actively aim to learn about First Nations cultures and practices and strive to create a safe space for coming together in our communities.

Knowing that there is much work ahead for all of us to do, we remain steadfast in our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, and Resurgence. The truths of our past must guide the future we build together.

FREE ONLINE EVENT

In this spirit, we invite the community to participate in a virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise (vKBE) hosted by SOURCES.

The vKBE is a live and participatory experience led by Indigenous Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers with the goal of building a greater understanding of our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is a 2.5 to 3-hour live-streamed, Zoom-based, interactive presentation that is based on the KBE (pictured above) and built around a PowerPoint presentation with embedded images and videos. Participants interact by reading scrolls, using the chat feature, and changing their virtual backgrounds in response to cues in the script.

Date: August 5, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Space is limited – registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Register

RESOURCES

As a member of the Federation of Community Social Services of British Columbia, we are engaged in the ongoing work of Truth and Reconciliation led by the Federation. We are pleased to share the following resources that they have made available, in addition to resources our team has found valuable through our journey with Transformative Reconciliation:

Things to Read

Things to Do

Join the Reconciliation Book Club

The Federation’s Reconciliation Book Club is preparing to launch into year four and are encouraging people to sign-up for another year of reading and learning together. The book club meets every other month to discuss a piece of literature by an Indigenous author. You can register to participate in the 2021/22 Reconciliation Book Club here.