ON THE OBLIGATION TO RISK CONFLICTS
by Anke Heiser
I recently participated in a ‘Dialogue for Peaceful Change’ training in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It was an opportunity that allowed a lot of Righting Relations members, and others, from across Turtle Island to come together on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and learn together how to analyze and resolve conflicts.
LOTTIE MAE JOHNSON’S PROFILE
Lottie Mae Johnson, member of Apaji-wla’matulinej/Righting Relations East Hub is a residential school survivor who sat on the national Aboriginal Advisory Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. She talks about her healing and workshops she does to help others.
DEMOCRACY TALKS: RIGHTING RELATIONS ONLINE LEARNING EXCHANGE
In the lead-up to the October Federal Election, Righting Relations member, Andrea Balfour from City for All Women Initiative and Making Voices Count will lead a workshop for facilitators who are working in community to strengthen civic engagement and political analysis. Democracy Talks is a set of engaging, popular education tools for facilitators to engage communities in conversation around the public policy issues they care most about, the principles of democracy, understanding power in the Canadian political system, and how to make our voices heard. Register here.
Ishbel Munro has been an activist and community builder for over 40 years. Much of her work has been building bridges between peoples. She developed projects like On Common Ground which brought together the African Nova Scotian, Mi’Kmaq, Acadian and fishing communities to learn about each other’s culture and histories.