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April 2018 Learn and Act: Treaties, Indigenous Women, Mi’kmaw Ecology

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Welcome to the 5th edition of “Learn and Act,” the newsletter of Annapolis Valley Quakers’ Truth and Reconciliation Committee.  There is no action item in this quarter’s newsletter – instead we have “Learn, Learn, and Learn”. We invite our readers to attend a presentation by Mi’kmaq artist Gerald Gloade, a teach-in about local treaties, and a Sunday service hosted by Port Williams Baptist Church where Carolyn Landry will speak on on issues affecting the lives of Indigenous women.

Thurs April 19: Gerald Gloade on Mi’kmaq Archaeology, Ecology, Traditions and Practices (Grand Pré)

  • Presentation: 2pm
  • Informal reception afterwards
  • Hortonvile Community Centre
  • Hwy 1, Grand Pré (look for sign and driveway near Kelly Rd.)

Gerald Gloade is a Mi’kmaq artist and cultural historian from Millbrook.  He is currently the program development artist for the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre, and has twice achieved national recognition for his art. 

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Sat April 21: Treaty Teach-In and Action Brainstorm, Halifax

  • 1pm – 4pm
  • Shambhala School
  • 5450 Russell Street, Halifax

“Are you interested in learning about the Peace and Friendship Treaties? Are you interested in exploring what it would mean for the Treaties to be honoured, and who is responsible for upholding the Treaties?

Want to be involved in anti-colonial organizing and the struggle to Stop Alton Gas?

Come out and hear Rebecca Moore speak about the Peace and Friendship Treaties of Mi’kma’ki, and engage in brainstorming and action planning around anti-colonial struggle and Indigenous solidarity work in K’jipuktuk, including the Alton Gas resistance.”

See the event announcement for more details.

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Sun April 29: Sunday Service on Issues in the Lives of Indigenous Women, Port Williams

  • Service: 10am
  • Presenter: Carolyn Landry
  • Port Williams United Baptist Church
  • 1031 Main St., Port Williams

Port Williams United Baptist Church invites all to attend this specially-themed service, with a presentation by Carolyn Landry, a member of the local Mi’kmaw community.  Details are available in their calendar.

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