Reconciliation summit saw youth learn more about Canada’s history
- EFN Staff | April 10, 2019
The City of Regina, through Reconciliation Regina, recently partnered with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in the “Youth Empowerment Symposium on Truth and Reconciliation in our Community.”
The Youth Symposium, held on April 4 at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, offered meaningful dialogue on reconciliation and encouraged young people to learn more about Canada’s history. Creative sessions were offered to think optimistically about the future, this event empowered and prepared local youth with the knowledge and tools needed to make a positive difference as future leaders in the community.
“This event is unique as it was planned by a committee of young people, who are engaged and committed to reconciliation. The sessions were planned by and created for youth who see their role as future leaders in ensuring a brighter history and positive legacy for our community,” said Mayor Michael Fougere in a media release.
The Symposium attracted a lot of attendees from the public and private school divisions, and offered workshops with themes that included music, sports, ceremony, leadership, arts, language and culture.
“Connection to youth is an important pillar of Reconciliation Regina. Reconciliation and healing can be expressed in many forms, such as art and culture, learning and practicing traditional language and listening to the Elders and Knowledge Keepers,” said Janine Windolph, Reconciliation Regina Chairperson. “These workshops bring various options for healing and mentoring into daily practice.”
Reconciliation Regina, consists of approximately 80 local community partners, provides opportunities to participate in, and contribute to a living process that sets out to honour, acknowledge and participate in initiatives to address the Calls to Action.