You're invited to participate in the Victoria Reconciliation Dialogues, a six-part series of conversations that will enable the community to explore together what Reconciliation could look like on Lekwungen territory.
Guided by members of Lekwungen Nations and the City Family, Mayor Lisa Helps, members of City Council and special guests, the conversations will seek to build the community’s knowledge and understanding of Reconciliation – what it is, why it is needed, and why community conversations about Reconciliation are important.
Over the next 11 months, the Victoria Reconciliation Dialogues will provide opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to come together to share their ideas and stories, and explore how we as a community can make the culture, history and modern reality of local Indigenous Peoples become present and apparent throughout the city, and understood and valued in people’s everyday lives.
The Victoria Reconciliation Dialogues will build on the City’s Witness Reconciliation Program, established in 2017 to bring together Indigenous representatives from both the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations as well as urban Indigenous Peoples, Mayor Lisa Helps, and representatives from City Council and staff, forming a group called the City Family.
Dialogue #1: Lekwungen Knowledge and the Land - Monday, September 30, 2019
Dialogue #2: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the City - Monday, November 18, 2019
Dialogue #3: Newcomers to Canada and Reconciliation - Monday, January 20, 2020
Dialogue #4: Sir John A. Macdonald in Conversation - Monday, March 2, 2020
Dialogue #5: Community Response to the Victoria Urban Reconciliation Dialogues Event - Monday, May 4, 2020
Dialogue #6: Our Shared Future - Wednesday, July 8, 2020
For more information and to register: https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/city/witness-reconciliation-program/victoria-reconciliation-dialogues.html