At our first public assembly, Chief Crowchild challenged us to Wrestle with the Truth of Colonization, if we want to truly live into reconciliation. In response, we have partnered with IAF affiliates in Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand to create a five-session process to help us wrestle with the truth of colonization, and move from being tokenistic to allies to accomplices in the work of reconciliation.
These sessions will be running in June: on June 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th and 17th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
We want to encourage each of our members to send a team of people to this training, and then work with these participants to implement what they learned. Participants in our pilot project have described the process as transformative, and one of the most significant learning experiences they have had in terms of understanding the truth of colonization and its ongoing impacts.