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St. Paul's United Church

178 Church St.

Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 1T9

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Join us to celebrate Indigenous Discovery Day. We will be exploring Indigenous culture, teachings, stories, history and spirituality. We will also be addressing the impact white European culture has had on the Indigenous world.


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1. PAM HART - RECONCILIATION QUILT WORKSHOP

Pam Hart will bring the KAWARTHA TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION GROUP QUILT to the event. She will relate the stories of the quilt blocks or squares that are based on the experiences of the residential school survivors.


2. THE "ALL MY RELATIONS METIS DRUM CIRCLE" is a group of Metis women who celebrate the inspirational music of their Indigenous ancestors. Participants in this workshop will hear their music and will be given the opportunity to learn to drum with the circle as they sing their songs.

3. MATTHEW STEVENS is a teacher and story teller, who works with youth at SCUGOG ISLAND FIRST NATIONS. He will provide an informed history of this area from an Indigenous perspective. Matthew will disclose the history and details of the WILLIAMS TREATY along with its impact on the Indigenous population, both past and present.

4. BRYAN RANSOM is a retired United Church Minister who was one of the witnesses for the Toronto United Church Conference for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He will be giving an overview of the history leading up to Residential Schools and the 60s Scoop and its impact on the Indigenous Peoples and culture. He will share stories as heard from Residential School Survivors.

5. DR. SHIRLEY WILLIAMS nee PHEASANT is a Residential School Survivor, a Professor Emeritus of Indigenous Knowledge from Trent University, a prolific published author, an Elder, and winner of an Award for Excellence in teaching. She will be speaking of her childhood experiences at a residential school in Spanish Ontario.

6. TRAVIS DUGAS BELLEROSE, our keynote speaker, will be providing a workshop titled "An Ancient Call for Healing." Travis will share ancient teachings that inspire healing.



REGISTRATION INCLUDES: KEYNOTE SPEAKER; THE CHOICE OF (3) THREE WORKSHOPS; MUFFINS/TREATS, COFFEE/TEA/WATER AND CATERED SUB LUNCH

AFTER RECEIVING YOUR CONFIRMATION FROM EVENTBRITE, PLEASE EMAIL OFFICE@STPAULSUNITED.COM WITH YOUR CHOICES FOR THE SIX WORKSHOPS RANKED FROM 1-6. WORKSHOPS WILL FILL UP QUICKLY, IT IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.



September 28 Day in Review

8:15-8:45 Smudge

8:45-9:15 Registration

9:15-9:45 Welcome and Introductions

9:45-11:15 Keynote Speaker: Travis Dugas Bellerose

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Workshop 1

12:30-1:30 Sub Lunch

1:40-2:40 Workshop 2

2:40-3:40 Workshop 3

3:45-4:15 Closing Remarks


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St. Paul's United Church

178 Church St.

Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 1T9

Canada

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