Regional Truth & Reconciliation Gathering
Start date: 3 February, 2017
End date: 31 December, 2017
An organizing group composed of young people from Oneida, Chippewa, Delaware-Muncey, and London have come together for the purpose of convening an intercultural dialogue about reconciliation for young people in the London region. Inspired by research by the 4Rs Youth Movement, this organizing group believes that strong relationships between indigenous peoples and settlers are a necessary pre-condition for individual, organizational, and institutional reconciliation to happen in Canada. The goal of this project is to prepare young people for the reconciliation work needed for our next 150 years by beginning the process of developing meaningful relationships between indigenous and settler youth.
The organizing group, is requesting support to host a two day intercultural gathering and dialogue, at a point along the Antler River, for young people to share stories and teachings and to discuss what reconciliation means to them.
Nature of the Project Reach
We intend to bring together young people from Chippewa, Oneida, Delaware-Muncey, and London and to share our experience with others.
- Participants leave the gathering with an idea of what reconciliation means to them
- Indigenous and non-indigenous youth working to create community change develop relationships and gain long-term capacity to lead community healing processes
- Participating organization gain increased capacity to lead reconciliation dialogues
Project organizing team members gain convening, hosting, and facilitating skills