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The Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage is a project inspired by the Calls-to-Action identified by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Through it, we seek to promote dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of Canada. The canoe pilgrimage will take place from July 21 to August 15, 2017. Paddlers will have an active role in learning and understanding about our different cultures and in reconciliation along this traditional First Nations trading route, later travelled by early European settlers including Samuel de Champlain and St. Jean de Brébeuf. It is a cultural immersion, an educational experience using canoes and 850 km of Canada’s natural beauty as our classroom.
The program will begin at 4:00pm with the KAIROS Blanket Exercise led by an Indigenous Elder. The Blanket Exercise is a teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
After the exercise is complete, guests will have time to mingle with the paddlers and share in their experiences. The evening will close with talks by leaders focused on Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls-to-Action. Even if you are unable to attend this event, please consider making a donation to the Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage in support of this Indigenous cultural immersion experience.