UPCOMING EVENTS


NEXT MEETING Thurs, Jan 19 2023 from 12pm – 1pm
The Book Club

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.

  • January 19, 2023 Tainna: The Unseen Ones by Norma Dunning
  • Feb 16, 2023 Permanent Astonishment: Growing up Cree in the Land of Snow (A Memoir) Thomson Highway
  • March 16, 2023 Humane by Anna Marie Sewell
  • April, 20, 2023 How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta
  • May 18 2023 Indian in the Cabinet by Jody Wilson-Raybould
  • June 15, 2023 Nedi Nezu=Good Medicine by Tenille Campbell

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Thurs, Nov 24 8:30, 10:30am at Le Relais
Fall Reconciliation Saskatoon Members’ Meeting

We invite everyone to join us on Thursday at Nov 24 at Le Relais (308 4th Avenue North). We’ll start with a Pipe Ceremony at 8:30am. Following the ceremony, we’ll host a meeting at 10:30am to share teachings, give our members time to meet each other and hear what’s coming up at Reconciliation Saskatoon. Coffee, tea, muffins and fruit will be served.

Following are protocols for this Pipe Ceremony, which will be hosted by Pipe Carrier Lyndon Linklater. We welcome new people to the circle, so don’t be afraid to come if you’ve never experienced a Pipe Ceremony before.

PROTOCOLS

  • For this pipe ceremony, men, women and 2SLGBTQ people will sit in the circle together and everyone is invited to participate.
  • We will sit on the floor, so please bring a blanket or cushion. There will be chairs available for people who cannot sit on the floor.
  • We will use sage to smudge so everyone will get a chance to smudge.
  • After the pipe ceremony, cups of blueberries and water will be shared with the group. Lyndon will share the significance of this as part of the ceremony.
  • It is appropriate for women to wear long dresses/skirts. Alternatively, they can bring a blanket or a shawl. 2SLGBTQ people are invited to wear whatever they are comfortable with.

COVID/HEALTH PRECAUTIONS

  • Please do not come if you are feeling unwell.
  • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended.
  • Participants do not need to smoke the pipe; they can hold the pipe to their hearts, as guided by the eskapios (helper to the Pipe Carrier).

Hosted by OUTSaskatoon

Friday, Dec 2 White Buffalo Youth Lodge
Memorial Feast & Two Spirit Round Dance

All are welcome to this event, presented by OUTSaskatoon. See their events calendar for details as they become available. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Carrie at beaconnectr@gmail.com.


NEXT MEETING Wed, Dec 21 10:30am – 12pm
The Healing Circle

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.