You Are Invited To An Evening Workshop Focusing On Peace & Reconciliation

– Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30 P.M. In St. Catharines, Niagara, Ontario

An Invited from the Indigenous Solidarity Coalition at Brock University and Niagara District Council of Women

Posted November 4th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

The Indigenous Solidarity Coalition @ Brock, in partnership with the Niagara District Council of Women, invite members of the Niagara Region to an upcoming workshop focused on peace and reconciliation.poster-for-gracia-event When: Wednesday November 9th at 7pm  Where: Bankers Room and then at 7:30 p.m.   the Mills Room, St.Catharines Public Library, 54 Church Street, downtown St.Catharines

“Working together to build Indigenous-settler relations based on peace, friendship and respect”

Please join us in sharing Indigenous food and music as we engage in a frank discussion of Indigenous issues in the Niagara region. Using the foundational texts of the region, including the Two-Row Wampum, the Treaty of 1701, the Treaty of Niagara and the Silver Covenant Chain, we will explore from an Indigenous perspective the relationship between treaty rights, Indigenous self-determination, reconciliation, food sovereignty and land defense. These treaties will help guide an understanding of a contemporary local issue – the Haudenosaunee deer harvest at Short Hills Provincial Park. 

Using song, video, and storytelling, we will connect our discussion to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and highlight what this document means it terms of roles and responsibilities for members of settler society. This interactive workshop is designed as an exploration in peace-building between Nations and is geared toward creating strong, positive relations with Indigenous communities. All community members interested in bringing an open mind to share and learn in an atmosphere of collaborative exchange are most welcome. 

Facilitated by Celeste Smith (Wolf Clan, Oneida, Haudenosaunee, Co-founder Indigenous Solidarity Coalition @ Brock), Brian Skye (Wolf Clan, Cayuga, Haudenosaunee, Haudenosaunee Wildlife and Habitat Authority), Taylor Gibson (Haudenosaunee, Six Nations Polytechnic) Jodielynn Harrison (white settler-ally, Co-founder Indigenous Solidarity Coalition @ Brock), Peter Haresnape (white settler-ally, Christian Peacemaker Teams) and a member of Hamilton Animal Liberation Team (HALT). 

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2 responses to “You Are Invited To An Evening Workshop Focusing On Peace & Reconciliation

  1. Based on the “treaties” quoted in this article,I would suggest that to present historical accuracy, is the only way for any listener/reader to judge History,it always is not what you want but the the hard evidence should be taught. There is a item called”The Treaty of 1701″ . If if refers to the so called “Nanfan Treaty”,the actual document is available in England and it refutes the present claims of the “Nafan Treaty” . When presenting History, that can be a “mine field” when unbiased hard evidence is presented that differs from the popular version.


  2. I hope Mr Kennedy was able to attend this event, which is the living history of our treaty obligations with respect to the indigenous nations of “Turtle Island” as they incorporated the “Royal Proclamation” into the existing treaty structure recorded in Wampum.


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