Join Us for Reconciliation Walk
The members of the JCCA Human Rights Committee participated in one of the many workshops the Truth and Reconciliation Committee sponsored, in April,2013. As a followup, we have been asked to participate in Reconciliation Week, 16-22 September 2013.
September 16 Sept. 8am, Ambleside Beach lighting of the sacred fire symbolizing the commencement of Reconciliation Week
September 17 9-11am, False Creek Science World
welcome ceremony to the Salish Lands, by canoes
September 18-21 PNE panels/seminars on residential schools. 18-30 year olds are encouraged to participate in panels.
SUNDAY 22 September, RECONCILIATION WALK
The purpose of the walk is to transform and renew relationships of the Aboriginal people and all Canadians through action and dialogue.
During this time, Tosh Kitagawa will speak on behalf of Ken Noma, president of the NAJC. There will be entertainment, fund raising, and other events. If you can’t walk, just come and join us to show your support. There have been significant interaction between our community and the First Nations, who have supported us in the past. This is a time to renew those stories and to renew friendships.
The JCCA HRC has organized a team to join the walk and we invite other members of the Japanese community to walk with us for 2-4 km (or however long you wish). The team leader is Gabe Nutley, We’ll meet at 9 a.m. at the NE corner of the Canada Post Building, to join the rest of the teams at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza for the beginning of the walk at 10 a.m.
Walking to support Reconciliation on September 22 is also a way to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of our Redress Settlement
For details, check
Gabe Nutley, 604.782.2754