Grassroots Gathering – Sponsored by the Human Rights, Education & Multiculturalism Fund

Date/Time
20/01/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: John Dutton Theatre Library

 

Oki /Danit’ada /Tansi /Amba’wastitch/Ani/Bonjour/Tawnshi/Hello

An exciting opportunity that brings together the diverse Indigenous community in Calgary is coming in the New Year! This event will consider the future of a collective voice for community change and discuss how we can shape it together.

THIS IS A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION OPEN TO ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS!

The Grassroots Gathering is an event that recognizes accomplishments made by local individuals, organizations, partners, and stakeholders in moving towards beneficial change for Calgary’s urban Indigenous population. Through discussion, participants will identify existing urgent needs with the intent to reinvigorate a collective voice for Calgary’s Indigenous community.

National initiatives that include the TRC’s “94 Calls to Action” and the National Inquiry into Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) has caused a stir in the collective consciousness. Local projects, such as the “Plan to End Homelessness” and the Justice Community Table’s project that is working to improve service delivery in the area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, reflect the good work undertaken in multiple arenas throughout the city. Touching on these examples, the Gathering will consider the strengths, tools, and knowledge present within the Indigenous population as a way to implement change in our community.

Sponsored by the Human Rights, Education and Multiculturalism Fund, the Grassroots Gathering draws on the integration of traditional approaches and the guidance of Elders as foundations for the future of progressive and collective community action.

Join us to share your thoughts, experience, knowledge, and expertise in shaping a collective voice and renewed commitment that will improve the lives of Calgary’s urban Indigenous people through collaboration.

EXTRA FUN:

We invite you to a bannock cook-off! Prizes for first, second and third place will be provided. Bannock must come pre-cooked with a minimum of 2 batches per participant.

Bus fare is also available for pick-up before the Grassroots Gathering.

Register for the cook-off or set aside bus tickets by calling (403) 237-7850 ext. 240 or e-mail: Tamara-Himmelspach@ncsa.ca

We look forward to seeing you there!