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April 2013

God and the Indian

April 6, 2013 @ 8:00 am - April 20, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3 Canada
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Award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor explores the aftermath of a life lost to residential schools. Jonny, a First Nations woman, confronts a priest from her past. God and the Indian will leave you asking: where does the guilt lie? And, how can these wounds be healed?

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I Have to Tell my Story: Exploring Residential School History & Present-Day Impacts

April 20, 2013 - April 25, 2013
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 East Hastings St.
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‘Circles of Understanding’ - Interactive Theatre Project

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August 2013

Reconsidering Reconciliation – Thompson River University

August 15, 2013 - September 15, 2013
TRU Art Gallery
Adrian Stimson performance (Buffalo Boy declares war)

Event: Reconsidering Reconciliation is a month-long artist residency held at the Centre for innovation in Culture and the Arts in Canada (CiCAC) at Thompson River University, Kamloops, from July 15-Aug15, 2013. The resultant exhibition runs from Aug 15 - Sept 15 at the TRU Art Gallery. More information including photographs, articles, videos, and other forms of artistic dissemination available at the Art+Reconciliation MOOC at rmooc.ca. Free, non-credit registration.

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September 2013

Inquiry: Talking about Indigenous rights through classroom debate

September 13, 2013 @ 9:00 am - September 27, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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This fall, UBC professors may be looking for interesting ways to encourage their students to think about Indigenous rights. Inquiry is a hands-on exhibition that invites students to immerse themselves in the Berger Inquiry (1974-77).

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All Nations Canoe Gathering

September 17, 2013
False Creek Vancouver, Canada + Google Map

Come out to this free event and discover a significant piece of First Nation’s culture. Watch as beautiful cedar dugout canoes paddle into False Creek from Kits Point to Science World and are welcomed in a traditional ceremony to the Coast Salish lands. Click title for more on how to get involved.

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event: Vancouver

September 18, 2013 - September 21, 2013

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada West Coast National Event; Opening ceremony, public and private testimonials, film viewing, educational sessions, archival displays and vender offerings to be held at the Vancouver Pacific Coliseum, and Agrodome. Full schedule of events to be posted in September 2013 on the TRC website.

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Walk for Reconciliation – Downtown Vancouver 2 – 4km

September 22, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Downtown Vancouver (see web link)

Sponsored by Reconciliation Canada, the City of Vancouver, and other partners 8:30 AM Walkers Assembly & Entertainment 10:00 AM Walk begins 11:00 – 1:30 PM Post –Walk celebration ant the finish line This is the finale event of the Reconciliation Week Vancouver 2013 • Live entertainment, storytelling, song and dance before, after and along the walk route • Multicultural food options at the post-walk celebration • Come yourself — bring your friends/family — create a Team • Fundraise if you…

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