UPCOMING EVENTS


The Book Club

NEXT MEETING Thurs, Feb 16 2023 from 12pm – 1pm

In September, we started a new season for the Book Club hosted by Reconciliation Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library. This is a fantastic way to continue to listen and learn, and connect with others on a journey of Truth and Reconciliation. The Book Club will meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month, now over the lunch hour so you can get your coworkers involved and hop on a zoom from the office. Here are the upcoming titles, and the links to the zoom meeting will be available here, closer to the meeting! You can also find the links on the Facebook event page or Saskatoon Public Library

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Connecting Nations: Intercultural Talking Circles

Tues, Feb 7 6:30pm ONLINE
Thurs, Feb 9 10am CUMFI (315 Ave M South)

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There are two options for participating in these Intercultural Talking Circles, led by Indigenous Knowledge Keepers. Both options are free, but we ask people to register. Participants will learn the protocols of a Talking Circle and everyone will have a chance to share stories!

  • Tues, Feb 7 at 6:30pm ONLINE Talking Circle. REGISTER HERE
  • Thurs, Feb 9 at 10am IN PERSON At the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) offices: 315 Ave M South).
    Coffee, tea and snacks will be served at the in person event. Please bring your own water. REGISTER HERE

Talking Circles (or Sharing Circles) bring people together to share their truths and build community. To learn more about Talking Circles, check out RavenSpeaks.ca or PasstheFeather.ca

“Talking circles are instrumental in forming connections that lead to Belongingness, a feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance, inclusion and identity. Belongingness leads to participation, decision making, sharing, caring, learning, exchanging, speaking, and being heard. It is about making others a part of you and at the same time, becoming a part of them. It is about existence, community and life!”

– Nidhi Singh

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The Healing Circle

NEXT MEETING Wed, Feb 15 10:30am – 12pm

The Healing Circle takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. This circle is led by an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper(s) and members of the circle, and we follow the protocols of the Talking Circle and begin each gathering with a smudge. The path of Truth and Reconciliation is difficult! This is a circle where you can find support and community. We build relationships and share our stories with each other. All people are welcome. We meet in the Cultural Room at the Saskatoon Police Service (76 25th Street East) and visitor parking is available next to the building. Please email beaconnectr@gmail.com to be added to the email list for Healing Circle participants.


 

FROM PREVIOUS ROCK YOUR ROOTS EVENTS:

  • WATCH OUR ONLINE EVENT FROM NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY 2021

    Hear stories about the origin of the Walk for Reconciliation, listen to communities walking for reconciliation, watch cultural performances, and more! Special thanks to the SK Intercultural Association for their role in organizing the online event.

  • KNOW YOUR ROOTS MAP PROJECT

    Follow this link to Know Your Roots, an online and pdf map of reconciliation projects around Saskatoon. This project was initiated by the Rock Your Roots Organizing Committee and is a collaboration between Reconciliation Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library.

  • STORIES FROM RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS

    Our Be A ConnectR YouTube channel features Residential School Survivors telling us about why the Walk for Reconciliation is important to them, as well as sharing stories. Listen, learn, show up and share these important truths.