Devon launches Indigenous-based workshop series

Find the full schedule in the article.

The Town of Devon aims to create greater awareness and understanding of Indigenous cultures through new events and workshops.

The initiative launches Tuesday, and gives you the chance to learn directly from people of the many nations of the Treaty Six territory.

The Town says this is about responding to calls to action released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and that it’s important to improve the relationships with its Indigenous neighbours.

• July 16, 6-9:00 p.m. at the Devon Library – Treaty Talks: Sharing the River of Life public screening with Dr. Patricia Makokis

• July 30, 6-9:00 p.m. at the Devon Library– Michif Cultural Connections Workshop: Presentation on the history of the Métis people of the St. Albert/Edmonton area with a traditional finger weaving workshop

• Aug. 6, 3:30-8:00 p.m. at the Devon Library – Beading workshop

• Aug. 9 & 10 – Treaty Six and Metis flag raising ceremony (tentative)

• Aug. 13, 3:30-8:00 p.m. at the Devon Library– Medicine pouch workshop

• Aug. 15, 5-9:00 p.m. at the Devon Library – Michif Cultural Connections Workshop (Medicine pouches, dreamcatchers and minidrums (cost: $50/person)

• Aug. 16 & 17 – Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta national exhibit Bi-Giwen: Coming Home Truth-Telling from the Sixties Scoop (tentative)

• Aug. 20 – Jim Gladue Residential School Survivor workshop and presentation

Visit the Town of Devon's Facebook page and website for updates on the schedule. 

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