BC National Event | Vancouver

Idle No More BC encourages all of you to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada gathering in Vancouver and share there. Take the time to prepare a statement and when you are given the opportunity to speak take full advantage of this time and share. By you all getting involved you all can hold the government, church and the exploitative resource corporations accountable.

We also encourage all those making statements to be aware that a portion of the funding for this event is coming from TransCanada and Kinder Morgan.  If you are concerned about the financial involvement of these companies in this reconciliation process then we encourage you to mention that in your statement.



All gatherings are open to the public. Admission is free.


For more than 120 years, thousands of Indigenous children in British Columbia were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by the churches. They were taken from their families and communities in order to be stripped of language, cultural identity and traditions. Canada’s attempt to wipe out Indigenous cultures failed. But it left an urgent need for the reconciliation of our communities.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is holding its BC National Event in Vancouver from September 18 to 21, 2013. Come and share your truth about the schools and their legacy. Witness and celebrate the resilience of Indigenous cultures!


Further Information:

Please contact info@trc.ca for any questions that you may have. Thanks!

For information on Survivor Subsidies please email: TRCsubsidy@fnha.ca
Deadline: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by 4 pm

Hashtags: #BCNE #Honesty #TRC

Reconciliationcanada.ca will host activities before and after the TRC BC National Event. Register for the Walk For Reconciliation here: http://ow.ly/ohAiZ
and Join the event on Facebook here: http://ow.ly/ohBbi

Each TRC National Event is dedicated to one of the Seven Sacred Teachings – love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth.

The City of Vancouver is the first municipality in Canada to proclaim June 21, 2013 to June 20, 2014 as the Year of Reconciliation. http://ow.ly/nttvr

================MEDIA INQUIRIES=================

TRC Media Relations - Heather Frayne

Twitter: TRC_en
Facebook Page - English : http://ow.ly/ntER9
Facebook Page - Français : http://ow.ly/ntEZG

================BEFORE THE EVENT================

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS - FB, E-mail, Twitter, Phone, etc.
SET UP TRANSPORTATION - Car Pooling, Busing, etc.
GET CREATIVE - Posters, art, a big yes to creative inspiration!
CHECK WEATHER - Wear appropriate clothing in layers
SET UP ACCOMMODATION - Hotels, Billets, etc.

================WHAT TO BRING:=================

================WHAT TO EXPECT=================

Statement Gathering | Traditional Ceremonies | Survivor Gatherings | Educational Awareness | Witnessing Survivor Statements | Cultural Performances | Sharing Circles | Church Archices | Expressions of Reconciliation | Films, and more |

=============WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU=============

Friendliness | Respect of the process | To Have Fun | Celebrate the resilience of Indigenous peoples |

September 18, 2013 at 6:30am - September 22, 2013 September 18, 2013 at 6:30am - September 22, 2013
Pacific National Exhibition
2901 Hastings St E
Vancouver, BC V5K5J1
Google map and directions
Nicole Bennett Rasunah Marsden

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