Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Artful Dodger, 1651 11th Ave, Regina
Please join us for the final Unsettling Ideas: A Book Club meeting of our 10 month run. We are thrilled to be wrapping up with The Winter We Danced: Voices From the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement by The Kino-nda-niimi Collective (Arbeiter Ring Publishing).
This final meeting is a big one! See our powerful lineup of panelists below.
Cost: This event is free to attend and light refreshments will be provided.
We call upon the Government of Canada, on behalf of all Canadians, to jointly develop with Aboriginal peoples a Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation to be issued by the Crown. The proclamation would build on the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Treaty of Niagara of 1764, and reaffirm the nation-to-nation relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the Crown. The proclamation would include, but not be limited to, the following commitments:
i. Repudiate concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples such as the Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius.
ii. Adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation.
iii. Renew or establish Treaty relationships based on principles of mutual recognition, mutual respect, and shared responsibility into the future.
iv. Reconcile Aboriginal and Crown constitutional and legal orders to ensure that Aboriginal peoples are full partners in Confederation, including the recognition and integration of Indigenous laws and legal traditions in negotiation and implementation processes involving Treaties, land claims, and other constructive agreements. (#45)
Erica Violet Lee is a Nêhiyaw writer, student, and community organizer from inner-city Saskatoon.
Sheelah McLean is an educator, scholar, and organizer in the Idle No More movement. Sheelah's work has focused on projects that address inequality, particularly focusing on the legacy of oppression experienced by Indigenous Peoples within a white settler society.
Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe/Ojibwe from the Animakee Wa Zhing First Nation in northwestern Ontario. Since founding Red Works in 2008, she’s travelled extensively, photographing people and events throughout Canada and the US.
Rosanna Deerchild is Cree and is a co-founder and member of the Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba. She lives and works in Winnipeg as the host of CBC Radio’s Unreserved and the author of two poetry collections.
You can get your copy of The Winter We Danced at Turning the Tide Bookstore (2035 Osler Street, Regina).