RECONCILIATION
BEGINS WITH ME:

Our Shared Journey

Namwayut - We are all one

RECONCILIATION
WEEK 2013

In September 2013, you contributed to the historic Reconciliation Week 2013. Born out of the vision of Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Reconciliation Week 2013 commenced with the lighting of a sacred fire on September 16th, 2013.

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On September 17th, 2013, the All Nations Canoe Gathering, consisting of

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TRADITIONAL CANOES, DRAGON BOATS AND OTHER VESSELS,

welcomed participants to Coast Salish lands.

Reconciliation Week 2013 culminated on September 22nd, 2013 as

70,000 PEOPLE

took to the streets of Downtown Vancouver for the Walk for Reconciliation.

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Over
450
VOLUNTEERS People

and
6,200
HOURS

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contributed to the success of Reconciliation Walk 2013.

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Walk participants were given one of
42,000 TILES, each decorated by a school-aged child as they learned about the history of residential schools and the concept of 'Namwayut - We Are All One.

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FOLLOWING RECONCILIATION WEEK 2013

Through the generosity and support of our partners, we have been able to continue working towards a new way forward. Our achievements and activities include:

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COMMUNITIES ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA

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RECONCILIATION DIALOGUE WORKSHOPS,
including 3 youth workshops.

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Awards

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph's work has been recognized on numerous occasions since Reconciliation Week 2013:

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AND THE MOVEMENT IS SPREADING!

Cities across Canada have declared their commitment to reconciliation. These cities include:

CALGARY
CAMPBELL RIVER
CRANBROOK
EDMONTON
PORT ALBERNI
TORONTO
VANCOUVER

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What’s Next for Reconciliation Canada?

Reconciliation Canada is building upon activities carried out in 2013 by developing initiatives that engage people across the country in open and honest conversation to understand our diverse histories and experiences. These activities will support positive relationships for Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians, and relevant economic opportunities for Aboriginal peoples. Key themes are:

  1. Community Engagement
  2. Public Awareness and Education
  3. Reconciliation-Based Leadership, Dialogue & Facilitator Training and Core Competencies Assessments
  4. Sustainable Economic Reconciliation Dialogue Sessions & Action Plans

Our vision for this work, and for reconciliation, is a vibrant, inclusive Canada where all peoples achieve their full potential and shared prosperity.

YOUR VISION FOR RECONCILIATION
This is our vision. Here's your opportunity to share yours.

In the year since Reconciliation Week 2013, we have seen many successes. None of these would have been possible without you and we continue to be inspired by your commitment to reconciliation. Share your vision for reconciliation and continue the journey. Each vision will add a footprint to the path towards reconciliation. We will be displaying some of these stories on our website and social media. Walk with us.