Vancouver School of Theology

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NMC – IPI101 Reconciliation, Recommendations & Self Renewal

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July 18 – 22 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Arlene Roberts, Nisga’a/Tsimshian, fourth generation residential school survivor, 33 years sobriety, Resolution Health Support Worker for the Indian Residential School Survivor’s Society.

This class is a great opportunity to reflect on, and discuss what the ‘Truth & Reconciliation 94 Recommendations Calls to Action’ mean to First Nations people, the Church and Canadians.

In this course students will focus on the 94 TRC recommendations that were drafted in order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The course will begin with the examination of the unadorned historical factors that led to the creation of Residential Schools in BC. On a daily basis, each section of the recommendations will be studied: Child Welfare, Education, Language & Culture, Health, and Justice. Students will also be taught healing tools through the creation of Genograms, Medicine Wheel, PTSD & Healing, and understanding culture.  Daily journal work will tie it together by focusing on the TRC recommendation section, healing tools and Creator God’s teaching in the Bible. Each class session will begin with a Talking Circle of Sharing.

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