Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation

I’m looking forward to hearing Monique Gray Smith speak tonight at the Native Friendship Centre. Here is the Victoria Public Library and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s write up of the event. I understand that the event is full, but the book is available.

Canada’s relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the impact of those schools. Through readings and personal stories, author Monique Gray Smith will share her journey toward truth and reconciliation and how that journey led her to write three new books. Her inspiring and thought-provoking words will explore the role each of us can play in healing and repairing the relationship between Canada and Indigenous people, how each of us can be medicine as we lead our nation toward Truth and Reconciliation. Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning author, international speaker and consultant based in Victoria. A mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish descent, she is well-known for her storytelling, her spirit of generosity and her ability to fill a room with love. Her book Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation will be released in the fall of 2017. November 7, 6:30-8:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm Victoria Native Friendship Centre, 231 Regina Ave. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling or using public transit.

Book sales provided by Munro’s Books.

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre and GVPL proudly present the final event in our four-part series Reconciliation: Opening the Door to Conversations to inspire community conversations around revitalizing relationships with Indigenous peoples and Canadian society.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Victoria Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. Victoria Native Friendship Centre, 231 Regina Ave.

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