Calendar

Below are dates for upcoming Bright New Day Reconciliation Circles. If you are interested in having a similar Circle in your region or organization we invite you to contact us.

Upcoming Circle

SKO-mish Valley Elders Advisory Circle: Quest University Canada
Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle/Chenchenstway
Quest University: campus venue and date(s) to be confirmed.


Past Circles [most recent listed first]

SKO-mish Valley Elders Advisory Circle
Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle/Chenchenstway
Skwxwú7mesh Lil’wat7ul Cultural Centre, July 19—20, 2016

The Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation have continued to co-exist respectfully as neighbours and, in 2001, signed a historic Protocol Agreement committing to continue cooperation in matters of cultural and economic development, and co-management of shared territory.The only one of its kind in Canada, this agreement affirms the two Nations’ shared heritage and profound desire to continue to live and work together harmoniously.

MoveUP/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
Musqueam Community Centre, June 27, 2016

On a bright and sunny June morning, Musqueam drummers and singers clad in traditional clothing led members of MoveUP’s executive council into the Musqueam Community Centre gym to take part in a reconciliation healing circle.

The impacts of colonization and residential schools have deeply harmed Canada’s indigenous people. First Nations children were torn away from their parents and forced to abandon their cultures and languages in residential schools. Many were abused mentally, physically and sexually.

To address this, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission began in 2008 and concluded in 2015. As part of their work, the TRC issued a report asking, among other things, for all Canadians engage in the reconciliation process with First Nations in order to heal and to move forward together.

MoveUP’s executive councillors decided to take part in a reconciliation circle to take on that work. It was a day of listening, learning and charting concrete, collaborative actions to build that future. They were joined in this work by Musqueam elders and facilitators from the Bright New Day Reconciliation Circles educational group.

Kwantlen First Nation/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
Kwantlen Cultural Centre, October 22 and 23, 2015

STÓ:LŌ/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
Squiala Longhouse, June 16-17, 2015

SKO-mish Valley Elders Advisory Circle
Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle/Chenchenstway
Totem Hall, October 15-16, 2014

Kwantlen Polytechnic University/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
Musqueam Community Centre, March 4, 2014

Youth Urban/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
Campbell River, April 22, 2013

Youth Urban/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
Musqueam Cultural Centre, March 27, 2013

Sliammon First Nation/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
Sliammon Salish Centre, March 14-15, 2013

Urban Aboriginal/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
Musqueam Community Centre, March 7-8, 2013

Urban Aboriginal/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
Musqueam Community Centre, October 13-14, 2012

Lytton First Nation/Bright New Day 3 Workshop
Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School, February 29 – March 1, 2012

Squamish Nation/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle Chenchenstway
Totem Hall, February 8-9, 2012

Britannia Beach/Bright New Day Workshop
Britannia Mine, November 8-9, 2011

Lytton First Nation/Bright New Day 2 Workshop
Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School, September 22-23, 2010

Lytton First Nation/Bright New Day Workshop
Site of Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School, May 27-28, 2009