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Reconcili-Action Concert

Swift Current Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre

Swift Current, SK

In-person Dance Indigenous Music Singing Storytelling

"True reconciliation will only take place when we confront our bias and begin transforming our hearts. ReconciliACTION begins when we start listening to each other, learning from one another and entering into the world of our perceived ‘other’." In light of recent incidents regarding residential schools in Canada, there remains a great need to create spaces where Canadian settlers and First Nations can come together in the true spirit of reconciliation. Wilbur has developed a program where he facilitates workshops and events with Indigenous artists and educators in schools, businesses and reserves. He is currently working with Randi Lynn Nanemahoo-Candline, a Cree Jingle dancer and Educator from Bigstone Cree Nation in Northern Alberta. Together they offer a one of a kind workshop event for schools or businesses where people get to hear different settler and indigenous perspectives and see reconciliation in action! Wilbur and Randi are excited to bring the CQ World Wide reconciliACTION event to your community. As a team they are passionate about showing people how to break barriers and enter into the world of the perceived ‘other’. With humility and sensitivity their goal is to work towards genuine reconciliation with Canadians and First Nations. CQ or Cultural Intelligence is your ability to function effectively in culturally diverse situations. CQ enables us to embrace cultural similarities and differences as we learn and take steps to engage with our perceived 'other'. You can see why this is so important in an extremely diverse country like Canada and of course in our globalized world where we encounter people from various cultures. I also see a great need for CQ here in Saskatchewan where there needs to be a greater understanding between settlers and First Nations. We can talk all we want about reconciliation but until we take active steps to enter into the world of our perceived ‘other’ and form relationships I am afraid we won’t see change. The government is not going to make reconciliation a reality! It’s up to you and me and society! ReconciliACTION is settlers and First Nations taking those active steps to connect with one another and seek to right the wrongs of the past. It has been amazing partnering with my Indigenous friends to take this important message into businesses and schools here in Saskatchewan.

Mon 27 Sep
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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This event is free.

Organized by

Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

The Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre is a welcoming space in downtown Swift Current that provides programming and resources to assist newcomers who have chosen to settle in Southwest Saskatchewan. The Welcome Centre, a regional gateway, welcomes immigrants and refugees, and supports their adjustment in Canada with services, initiatives and activities that promote diversity, participation and integration. Since opening its doors in 2008, the Welcome Centre has been vital in meeting the real needs of newcomers by providing client-responsive and project-driven service in order to improve settlement, integration and retention outcomes. We are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We would like to thank our funders: Saskatchewan's Ministry of the Economy and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Location

Lyric Theatre

Swift Current, SK

Event Contact

Nicole Spenst

n.spenst@swiftcurrent.ca

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.