A Summer of Reconciliation

June 17, 2019


Circles for Reconciliation has been offering a variety of activities throughout the summer, through which attendees can advance their knowledge and commitment to reconciliation.
All events can be RSVP’d to via Raymond Currie, at either [email protected] or 204-487-0512.
Canadian History Uncovered: An Interactive Learning Experience
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8.30 pm OR Thursday July 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: To be determined one week in advance
Cost: There is no cost to attend. However, an offering of $5 to $10 would be appreciated.
Deadline for registration: Tuesday, July 2

Description: We invite you to attend a one hour history of Indigenous people in Canada that is acted out with the help of participants. This a very powerful experience in which the participants are led through a brief history of Indigenous relations with Canada over the last 150 years. It is followed by a period of sharing about the experience.

A minimum of 15 participants is required, but there is no upper limit. Only one date will be offered depending on the preference of those who respond. We will inform you as to which date is chosen for the event.

Anniversay of the Signing of Treaty #1 at Lower Fort Garry

Date: Saturday August 3rd, 2019
Time: 9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Cost: $20.00 recommended donation for bus rental – No fee for entrance to Lower Fort Garry on the anniversary of Treaty #1
Deadline for registration: Friday, July 26

Description: Explore the history surrounding the making of Treaty No. 1. In 1871, representatives of the Crown, Anishinaabe, and Muskegon Cree peoples made a commitment to each other with the first of the numbered treaties in western Canada. The theme this year is to honour the Indigenous veterans of the two world wars. After the participation in the events at the Fort, we will have a circle of our own, and leave the Fort at 3:30 pm by bus to return to Winnipeg, arriving about 4:15 p.m.

Lower Fort Garry is wheelchair Accessible

We need a minimum of 15 participants to run this event and rent the bus. Feel free to invite a
friend! Once you register we will inform you of the departure location.

Guided Tour of Treaty Exhibit at the Manitoba Museum
: Saturday, August 17th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Meet in the lobby of the Museum no later than 9.45 a.m.)
Location: The Manitoba Museum, 140 Rupert Avenue
Cost: Free. This is subsidized by a donation to Circles for Reconciliation.
Limit: 12 participants
Deadline for registration: August 9

Description: “Welcome to Treaty 1” introduces the history of Treaty-making in what is now Manitoba, encouraging participants to reflect on the spirit and intent of Treaty relationships and what it means for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Manitobans today. Through artifacts, exhibitions, and stories, this guided tour examines the history, contemporary relevance, obligations, and responsibilities for those living on Treaty 1 territory. The numbered Treaties, as binding agreements between the Crown and Indigenous peoples, were, are, and always will be, an important part of Manitoba history and life.

Welcome to Treaty 1 has been developed in close collaboration with Indigenous community leaders, the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM), the Council of Elders of the Association of Manitoba Chiefs and the TRCM, community experts, and academics; their voices will be heard within the program through frequently updated video presentations.