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Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up & Talking Circle

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The Rise

Accessible from East Village

Calgary, AB T2E 7V6

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Outdoor screening of documentary about the death of Colten Boushie and racism in the justice system, followed by an Elder-led talking circle

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Four years ago, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention and propelled Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Join us for a screening of the documentary about Colten’s death and racism embedded within Canada’s legal system, followed by an Elder-led talking circle to bring both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Calgarians together in our shared humanity.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.

The Rise at St. Patrick’s Island (Map of the Island), accessible from East Village via George C. King Bridge

Talking circles are a safe and less formal environment in which each participant can share their thoughts with others. Each person is equal to the others, and listens to and respects the views of each individual. The purpose is to open hearts and minds to understand and connect with each other.

Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket for seating. (The Rise is on a hill so space for lawn chairs is limited.) Capacity is limited due to COVID-19 so RSVP early to reserve a spot. Physical distancing guidelines will be followed.

Questions? Contact megan.eichhorn@cjhs.ca

This event is made possible thanks to the generosity and support from Calgary Foundation, East Village Calgary, and the National Film Board of Canada in partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary and Calgary John Howard Society.

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