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Cultural Learnings

Learning and Engagement Opportunities

You are invited to take part in the following cultural learning opportunities:

Date Event Location
Sept 30, 2019
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Orange Shirt day
*Information opportunity
The lobby of St. Albert Place,
Red Willow Trail, Healing Garden
July 3, 2019
6 p.m.
Smudging
*Information opportunity
Kâkesimokamik/the St. Albert Healing Garden
June 23, 2019
11:15 a.m.
Flag Raising Ceremony to mark St. Albert's National Aboriginal Day Celebration
*Information opportunity
St. Albert Place Entrance
May 16, 2019
6 to 8 p.m.
Focus Groups
*Engagement opportunity
Musée Heritage Museum
May 14, 2019
6 to 8 p.m.
Focus Groups
*Engagement opportunity
Juneau House
May 11, 2019
1 to 3 p.m.
Focus Groups
*Engagement opportunity
Art Gallery
May 6-10, 2019
2 to 8 p.m.
Tea and Talking Circles
*Engagement opportunity
The lobby of St. Albert Place
May 4, 2019
1 to 3 p.m.
Focus Groups
*Engagement opportunity
St. Albert Public Library
April 30, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Truth & Reconciliation: A Celebration of Music and Storytelling
*Information opportunity
Arden Theatre
April 17, 2019
1 to 3 p.m.
Launch event for Payhonin Reconciliation St. Albert
*Information opportunity
St. Albert Curling Club

Definitions

RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation refers to the effort being undertaken to increase understanding and restore balanced relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) reviewed the traumatic impact residential schools had on seven generations of Indigenous children and explored ways Canada could support the healing process. As part of its work, the TRC identified calls to action that municipalities can take to further the work of reconciliation.

PAYHONIN

Payhonin is a term that may be interpreted in a variety of ways. Members of the Indigenous community, including Elders and Knowledge Keepers, have different perspectives on use of the term and its meaning. As we continue to learn, and continue to listen, we will gain a deeper understanding of Payhonin.

One way to think of the term Payhonin is referring not to a specific location like St. Albert, but rather as a place for something to happen. Each reference to Payhonin has context for a given place and time. In the case of our working circle, we are using Payhonin to refer to our community’s collective journey towards reconciliation.

INDIGENOUS 

Indigenous is an inclusive term that represents three distinct groups of people: First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

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