An invitation to an online Reading Circle for Reconciliation: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. (UNDRIP)
- Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
- Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
- Location: online with Zoom
You can register for the Reading Circle at: https://ReadingCircleUNDRIP.eventbrite.ca
From 2010 to 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) listened to and documented the experiences of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the Indian Residential School Experience. In June 2015 they published their final report, which outlined 94 Calls to Actions for Canadians. The TRC made the UN Declaration the centre piece of its Calls to Action.
This Reading Circle will help participants become familiar with the UN Declaration. We will divide into groups with each participant having the opportunity to read several Articles of the Declaration using a virtual “circle” format. There will be time for short pauses for reflection or comment. Please note that this event is only an introduction to UNDRIP. Additional resources will be provided following the Reading Circle.
This Reading Circle is being hosted by the ‘Next Steps for Walking the Reconciliation Path’ working group. The group has representatives from Amnesty International Okanagan, Central Okanagan United Church, the City of Kelowna, Okanagan Regional Library, the Rotary Centre for the Arts and the Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club along with two community members. If you have any questions, please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org