Upcoming Event: "Truth and Reconciliation Through the Arts"

Nêhiyaw/Metis educator Chas Desjarlais. | Image: SFU.

Nêhiyaw/Metis educator Chas Desjarlais. | Image: SFU.

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning and the VSO School of Music have partnered for a free event called Truth and Reconciliation Through the Arts to take place Thursday, November 22 from 4:00pm – 7:00 p.m. at the VSO School of Music in Vancouver.

Come and discover ways to authentically and respectfully explore Indigenous art forms through your practice and with your students. Network with local artists and educators to explore partnership and collaborative opportunities, and leave with new tools and ideas to rejuvenate your artistic practice, workplace or classroom.

Register to attend here.

Event Schedule

4:00 - Welcome (led by Lilian Howard, Elder and member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Indigenous Council)

4:10 - Reconcili-Action in Education (led by Chas Desjarlais, District Vice-Principal - Indigenous Education, Vancouver Board of Education)

4:30 - ReconciliACTION through the Arts: Negotiation, Renewal and Resiliency (led by Indigenous Artist-Educators Candice Halls-Howcroft and Shelley MacDonald)

5:00 - Unexpected Indigeneity: Honouring what students bring to the table (led by Educator Alia Yeates)

5:15 - Networking, poster sessions and refreshments (apply to present your poster here)

6:00 - Mapping focus groups and discussion (this session concerns the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning's ‘Mapping Project’ – an innovative digital map representing arts and learning across Canada)

6:55 - Wrap up and reflection

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