Truth and Reconciliation in Our Community

Updated 2017/06/09

2017/06/10 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Smithers Public Library
3817 Alfred Ave. Smithers
Wendy Wright

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Truth and Reconciliation

In Our Community


to an afternoon of learning,
stories, song, drumming & dancing
as we explore what reconciliation means for us.

Saturday, June 10th
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

*Please see Library Closure note below *

2:00 p.m. Introduction and Welcome
Introduction – Wendy Wright and Melissa Sawatsky
Welcome to the territory – Chief Timberwolf (Mabel Forsythe)

2:10 p.m. Reconciling the Past
Witsuwit’en timeline – Jana Fox and Birdy Markert

2:50 p.m. Acknowledging the Present
The Witsuwit’en experience in this community – Birdy Markert
Healing song with Ewk Hiyah Hozdli

3:15 p.m. Moving Forward Together
Shared Histories Project – Tyler McCreary and Taylor Bachrach
The process of unlearning – Mel Bazil
Reflection period

3:45 p.m. Affirmation and Celebration
Refreshments and celebration with Ewk Hiyah Hozdli

Partners & Sponsors:

Smithers Bridging Com logo with name  Office of Wet logo  SCSA  Dze L K’ant logo with name

BV Muesum logo  NWCC logo  SD54AbEd  Wetzin'kwa logo

Town of Smithers logo  Telkwa Logo High Quality  Smithers Chamber logo RDBN logo

NWLF logo  logo

*Please note: the library will be closed all day to accommodate set-up and take-down.*

We apologize for any inconvenience. However, if  you are not attending the event, why not drop into the Friends of the Library Book Sale, on from 11:00 to 4:00.

More information HERE