March – May

Rebirth of the Earth Season

MARCH, 2018
ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY
Working Effectively and Respectfully with First Nations: Moving Forward Together

Friday, Mar 02, 2018

Delivery:7 hours, Classroom

Delivery: 9:00am – 4:00pm
$169.00 + GST

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This workshop will introduce individuals, government representatives, business people and representatives of organizations to the complexities of working with First Nations in Canada. By exploring traditional values and protocols in a contemporary context, students are encouraged to broaden their perspective of what is needed to be respectful – and successful – when working within a First Nation context. Participants will learn the historical struggle of First Nations people, celebrate the accomplishments and seek a better way forward together.

Drum Making: Ceremony and PracticePicture of Drum Making: Ceremony and Practice
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
Facilitator: Glenn Patterson
Delivery:6 hours, Classroom
Delivery:10:00am – 4:00pm
$189.00 + GST

In this course, participants learn how to make a drum, bringing back the voice of the beings that offered their lives for its making. Through this practice, participants will embark on a journey of self-discovery and gratitude for all beings with which we share this Earth. Through collective work and the sharing of experience in relation to the good work conducted, we will acknowledge and create our own ceremony of gratitude to strengthen our bond as a community. All supplies included.

Indigenous Stories Book Club with Carmen Rodriguez de France

March 14, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Nellie McClurg Branch

Join Carmen Rodriquez de France, assistant professor of Indigenous education at the University of Victoria, for a book club focused on the works of Canadian Indigenous peoples. Explore their history, culture and ways of being, as expressed through their writings.

Traditional Indigenous Storytime For Families

March 31, 10:00 am-11:30 am

Join Surrounded by Cedar Children & Family Services for a monthly storytelling group for families featuring traditional storytellers, art and songs. To register, please contact counselling@sccfs.com

APRIL, 2018

Indigenous Stories Book Club with Carmen Rodriguez de France

April 11, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Join Carmen Rodriquez de France, assistant professor of Indigenous education at the University of Victoria, for a book club focused on the works of Canadian Indigenous peoples. Explore their history, culture and ways of being, as expressed through their writings.

Traditional Indigenous Storytime For Families

April 28, 10:00 am-11:30 am
Nellie McClurg Branch

Join Surrounded by Cedar Children & Family Services for a monthly storytelling group for families featuring traditional storytellers, art and songs. To register, please contact counselling@sccfs.com.

The Belfry Theatre

Salt Baby

April 17 – May 13, 2018

A modern comedy about finding out who you really are. Salt Baby is a Six Nations woman whose light skin sets her apart from her relatives, both on the rez and in the city. She’s a fish out of water and, accompanied by her Caucasian boyfriend, Alligator, she’s determined to discover how she fits into her two very different worlds.

www.belfry.bc.ca/salt-baby/

Royal BC Museum

Awaḵ̕wa̱s: Gathering Place

April 14, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A documentary film made by The Kingcome Collective (Lindsey Mae Willie and Jennifer Schine) that investigates both the joy and the pain that comes from remembering cultural knowledge that was nearly lost. It’s a story about the experiences of six women who are brought together to build a split-cedar cabin in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory, and how this process continues to shape their worlds and relationships.  As part the film screening, The Kingcome Collective and the Royal BC Museum invite the public to a tea and talk gathering about reconciliation. Please join us, and the all-women cabin crew for this important conversation.

Witness Blanket Documentary

April 15, 2018
7:00 pm

In collaboration with MediaNet and the IndigeVision Film Festival

Inspired by a woven blanket, the Witness Blanket is a large-scale art installation made from hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national mounment recognizing the atrocities of the Residential School era, honouring the children and symbolizing ongoing reconciliation.

A team from Media One Multimedia followed the development of this project, and this feature length documentary reflects that important journey. The documentary includes footage, audio and photographs of the process and the very human stories behind the artifacts – stories of pain, reflection, discovery and healing.

Carey Newman will be present to introduce the film, answer questions and engage in conversation about the Witness Blanket.

LEGACY ART GALLERY

THE TIME OF THINGS – The Continuum of Indigenous Customary Practices into Contemporary Art

April 11 – July 7, 2018

Opening Celebration: Thursday, April 12, 7-9 pm * Artists will be in attendance

THE TIME OF THINGS proposes to challenge the binary of traditional and contemporary art. It considers the continuum of Indigenous customary practices into contemporary Indigenous art through the work of five women artists – Daphne Boyer, Maureen Gruben, Susan Pavel, Skeena Reece, and Marika Echachis Swan.  Through their various Indigenous perspectives, this exhibition explores how the concept of time informs the production of Indigenous art today. It looks at how time influences connections to materials and process and it delves into the influence of intergenerational memory and knowledge passed through time on art making.  Curated by France Trépanier

 

MAY, 2018
ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY
Cultures of Connections -Leadership as a Healing Art
Saturday, May 19
& Sunday, May 20
Delivery:15 hours, Classroom
9:00am – 4:30pm
$349.00 + GST

Organizational life is tough. Personal, community or organisational wellness requires leadership of “in-spiration” and a holistic sense of belonging. Weaving traditional Indigenous spiritual wisdom, perennial teachings and modern practice in leadership, we will explore practices of personal, community and organizational wellness.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Traditional teachings of leadership and wellness
  • Leadership models and practical tools for supporting connected communities and organizational environments
  • Practices for inviting, supporting honouring wellness in community and organizational contexts.
  • Traditional medicine wheel and “perennial” teachings and their application to personal life and leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Indigenous Spiritual and “Perennial Teachings”

 

Greater Victoria Public Library

Indigenous Stories Book Club with Carmen Rodriguez de France

May 9, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Nellie McClurg Branch

Join Carmen Rodriquez de France, assistant professor of Indigenous education at the University of Victoria, for a book club focused on the works of Canadian Indigenous peoples. Explore their history, culture and ways of being, as expressed through their writings.