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Saturday September 30 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
ReconciliACTION on Nex̱wlélex̱wm / Bowen Island: Be a Hummingbird & Do What You Can
Dukdukdiya, the little hummingbird from the Quechan parable and illustrated here by local artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, inspires us to do what we can in the work of reconciliation ahead—single acts of courage and commitment.
This is a drop-in event from 10 am-2 pm. We encourage folks to come at 10 am to hear opening words by artist Simon Winadzi James.
Stay and silkscreen your own little hummingbird flag to take home, and reflect on and commit to one of the 94 Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, which will be displayed in the Library.
A note on the venue: This event will take place in the Library Annex, but the old library building will be closed. Therefore, please access this event from the Annex entrance on the northwest side of the building, facing the parking lot.
This program is presented by SFU professor Brenda Morrison and the group the Social Echoes, in partnership with the Bowen Island Public Library. We are grateful to artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas for granting us permission to use his hummingbird artwork for this initiative, and to artist Simon Winadzi James for speaking at this event.
- National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation’s ReconciliACTION Plans
- Simon Daniel Winadzi James
- Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
- The Social Echoes
- Brenda Morrison, Associate Professor, Centre for restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University
Bowen Island Library Resources:
- Indigenous Peoples (Subject Guide)
- About Nex̱wlélex̱wm, the Squamish language name, and the sign blessing ceremony of 2020
- Booklist: Reading for Reconciliation: A First Nations Reading List, Bowen Library (PDF)
- Booklist: Reconciliation & Decolonization
- Booklist: Orange Shirt Day—Teen Books
- Booklist: Orange Shirt Day—Kids’ Books
- Booklist: Indigenous History Month
- Booklist: Indigenous History Month—Teen Books