Date(s) - November 18, 2016 - November 20, 2016
West Point Grey Presbyterian Church
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This is your invitation to attend this important conference to listen and to dialogue with First Nations people about the stewardship of the earth and the growing concerns we all have about our survival on the earth. According to the wisdom of Indigenous elders, we are responsible to keep the earth healthy and livable for the next seven generations of our grandchildren.
Two of the elders who have been selected to speak are fluent in their respective languages and have been raised by their grandparents. This means that wisdom concerning the earth from an Indigenous perspective is still there in the legends and in the language of Indigenous people. Both these elders have the will to pass on this knowledge to do their part in healing the earth and our peoples, and all our relations on this earth. There are many other values and ideas to ponder in this multi-faith and multi-cultural and multi-denominational exchange,
This is also a great opportunity to work towards reconciliation initiatives that so many churches have been talking about.
Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred brings the Indigenous Christian voice on Friday evening Nov 18, at the conference dinner, speaking of how land is inseparable from Indigenous people.
The panel come from a variety of cultures and probably as many perspectives on this topic. The spirit of the event will be harmony and respect not controversial, even though there might be differences of opinion as we begin this conversation.
This is Hummingbird’s third bi-annual Indigenous Wisdom Conference. The next one is planned for 2018. We always welcome partners in this work.