The relationship between the church and the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island has been fraught for 500 years but rarely acknowledged or discussed within our communities. With the revelations of countless unmarked graves, the Church and our nation is beginning to wake up. Beginning September 8, we will gather to discuss the legacy, which is ours, while calling us beyond ourselves to part of the process of reconciliation and healing. Each week will cover a different topic and speakers present will come from both Indigenous and settler communities. These gatherings will take place virtually on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 7:00 pm and concluding by 9:00 pm.

To register, please complete the registration form below or call 519-471-4220

More information regarding links to event will be coming out shortly. 

This series is sponsored by Springbank Catholic Family of Parishes and Northern Bridge Community Partnership (northernbridge.org).

 September 8 – Richard Vedan, Professor-Emeritus, University of British Columbia

September 15 – Michelle Zinck, Fond du Lac First Nation, SK

September 22 – Michelle Zinck, Fond du Lac First Nation, SK

September 29 – Michelle Zinck, Fond du Lac First Nation, SK

October 6 – Valarie Waboose, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong Territory)

October 13 – Senator Murray Sinclair, (VIDEO) Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission

October 20 – Jesse Thistle, (VIDEO) Author of From the Ashes Department of Humanities, York University

October 27 – Peter Jaffe, Academic Director of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University

November 3 – Archbishop Murray Chatlain, Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas

November 10 – Bishop Jon Hansen, Diocese of McKenzie-Fort Smith

Truth and Reconciliation Speaker Series 2021
Would you be willing to participate in person if available?