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REFLECTIONS ON CANADA 150

What does Canada need to do to become a more just society?

How does being a part of Righting Relations move us toward a more just society on this land we now call Canada? 

Sahar Ibrahim, The Centre for Race and Culture, Edmonton, AB

This year commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Canada.  Whilst we celebrate the birth of one nation, we must also acknowledge the existence of the many First Nations who have lived and stewarded these lands and waters for thousands of years.  We are a nation born out of a complex history of settler-colonialism, nation to nation treaty relationships between First Nations and the Crown, and an attempt to assimilate all nations under one Canada.  How do we navigate this history and right relations, now?

With the exception of our First Nations, we are all immigrants.  However, those immigrants who settled here first, established the systems which continue to govern all aspects of political, economic and socio-cultural life to this day.  These systems, as we’ve seen over the course of history, ensure the success of a few, and the exclusion of many.  How do we address this power imbalance as a nation?  What is needed in order for there to be more equity in our society?

This year, we are celebrating the coming together of a Pan-Canadian, Women-Led initiative in partnership with The Catherine Donnelly Foundation –  Righting Relations: Adult Education for Social Change/Apaji-wla’matulinej.  We are a network of popular/adult educators, using critical, transformative learning processes to lift up our lived experiences and collective wisdom, to examine inequities and move with marginalized communities towards a more just society on this land we now call Canada.  We are a community of practice that recognizes that we need spaces to come together, and co-learn, reflect, strategize, inspire hope, courage and inspiration in order to bolster this work of building an engaged civil society.  

This year we are collecting stories from coast to coast to coast about:

What does Canada need to do to become a more just society?

How does being a part of Righting Relations move us toward a more just society on this land we now call Canada? 

We invite you to join us, by sharing a short 2 min video or a written reflection to info@rightingrelations.org

If you are interested in being part of the network, please reach out!

Together we are stronger than we are alone

Ishbel Munro, Righting Relations Eastern Hub Coordinator, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Adriana Paz, Worker’s Action Centre, Toronto, ON

Catherine Tessa Sumner-Weenusk, band councillor for Bunibonibee Cree Nation, Manitoba

Magdalena Diaz-Arce, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network, Toronto, ON

Sue Deranger, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, mother, grandmother and bridge-builder

Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot Attorney, Author and Community Leader

Sherri Pictou, Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia and Mount St Vincent University

Theatre for Living’s 2017 production, šxʷʔam̓ət (home), is opening this FRIDAY in Vancouver! 

For our out of town friends: you can watch AND participate in the live, interactive global web cast of šxʷʔam̓ət (home) will be on:

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 7:30pm (PST)

Visit the šxʷʔam̓ət (home) webcast page and bookmark it now!  Please be sure to log on 15 minutes prior so you don’t miss the introductions!
For a time zone reference CLICK HERE.
In Vancouver? be sure to get your tickets now before it sells out!

How do I stream the webcast?

The šxʷʔam̓ət (home) webcast will include a chat space so viewers around the world can talk with “webactors” (actors who are on computers backstage in Vancouver) who can make interventions LIVE on stage on your behalf, wherever you are in the world! 

You will need an Internet connection fast enough to stream video, i.e. if you can play YouTube clips, you can stream the webcast. You should install the latest version of any browser you intend to use, and make sure you have the plugins to run YouTube clips. We’re now able to support smartphones for the broadcast (Android and iPhones) as well as iPads. YouTube’s streaming servers will basically support just about anybody with an internet connection! 
Please share this with your contacts around the world in whichever way you can, especially for those you know are interested in the issues related to Reconciliation and Indigenous rights around the world. The issues related to colonization are global, and we are excited to bring different voices to this interactive play on March 11th!
Organize a webcast party! Bring together a group of friends with several computers (or laptops), get a projector and a big screen and watch the webcast together. People get into the chat space, where there are usually really interesting conversations going on “backstage” about the issues explored.
AND, please spread the word about this unique and exciting project through social media.
We want to hear from you! You can connect with us via Facebook, And Twitter/Instagram @theatre4living where you can tweet us your thoughts on Reconciliation.  Be sure to check out our “What Does Reconciliation Mean To You” campaign on social media #WDRMTY to stay connected with others participating in the conversations. 
For more information, please email us at outreach@theatreforliving.com

 

Walking With Our Sisters

When: January 14 – February 1, 2017

Where: Mt. St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

A touring installation honoring the 1200-plus missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit folks (MMIWG2S) arrives at the MSVU (Mt. St. Vincent University, Halifax, NS) Art Gallery as part of it’s North American tour. Comprised of over 1800 moccasin tops made by hundreds of caring hands, it’s a community-based project pushing back against injustice.

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