Lethbridge Reconciliation Week 2019
Posted on: October 17 / 2019
In 2018 the City of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network collectively passed “Reconciliation Implementation Plan 2017 – 2027”, and to commemorate this historic step forward, Reconciliation Week was created.
We wanted to show our gratitude and respect with an offering, so we visited the Sage Clan tipi that was set up in Galt Gardens and we were welcomed with open arms. We sat around a fire, spoke openly, laughed loudly, and left with fuller hearts and souls. It’s moments like this that connect us, that make us see each other as we truly are, and set a deep reminder that we can be the change we so desperately want to see. Reach out, educate yourself, and show kindness to those around you.
“Today is a great day, not only of healing and reconciliation, but also coming together” – Withrop Rockefeller.
This year’s focus is promoting Indigenous languages, and we found an app: Piikani Paitapiiyssin (rich with history and symbols) as a way to help learn more about Blackfoot language and culture.