Last year, communities across Canada marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Amid these celebrations, our ongoing journey to truth and reconciliation with First Nations’ communities became an important underlying theme and sparked crucial conversations about the impact of colonization across Canada and here in our own backyards.
To further this ongoing conversation (and fresh on the heels of National Indigenous History Month), we are pleased to invite you to our next event: ELN Real Talk – Reconciliation in Action.
The event will feature a screening of Colonization Road – a powerful film by Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon that tracks his journey across Ontario’s “colonization roads” and highlights what colonization truly looks like. The screening will be followed by a conversation about the themes raised in the film, led by Karen Restoule, CivicAction’s 2018 Emerging Leader Award recipient. Throughout the event you’ll also get to groove to the incomparable sounds of Classic Roots - a Toronto based DJ who fuses indigenous sounds with techno and dance music. Whether you consider yourself a newcomer to these conversations or you’re looking to deepen your understanding of and approach to this complex issue, we guarantee that everyone will take something valuable from it. We hope to see you there!
WHEN: July 17, 2018 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Registration opens at 6 p.m.)
WHERE: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON