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A Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation, Chief Joseph has dedicated his life to bridging the differences brought about by intolerance, lack of understanding, and racism at home and abroad.  Chief Joseph is currently the Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada and a member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council. Formerly the Executive Director of the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, he is an honourary witness to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Chief Joseph shares his journey of reconciliation, including his childhood experience at St. Michael’s Residential School. He speaks about the important role of reconciliation in moving forward through trauma and will address the reconciliation work that is being done across Canada to build meaningful relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Traditional welcome from singers and dancers.

Opening remarks from local dignitaries.

Question and answer session to follow Chief Joseph’s talk.

DATE     Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TIME      9:30 am – 11:00 am

VENUE  Kwanwatsi Big House (1401 Drake Road)