honouring truth

Honouring the Truth Speaker Series

clasped handsRaising awareness and inspiring community conversation about what reconciliation means to Burlington citizens.

Honouring Community Voices Through Literature with Dr. Jenny Dupuis - Mon September 25, 6.30-8.30pm

Dr Jenny Kay Dupuis reflects on her experience writing the picture book, I Am Not a Number, and her journey of working with family/community to tell the story of her granny's experience at a residential school and a terrible part of Canada's history in a way that children can learn from and relate to. GoodMinds: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Books will be on hand to sell books and other learning resources. Call to register. Central - Book review

Traditional Storytelling with Elder Peter Schuler - Sat October 21 @Central, 10.30-11.30am; @Alton, 1.30-2.30pm

Join Anishinaabe Elder Peter Schuler for a rich traditional storytelling event for the whole family as he shares stories of the land, ceremony, and creation. Ages 6+. Central: Call to register, 905.639.3611 ext 1321. Alton: Register on day of program. An Ontario Public Library Week Cultures of Canada special event.

Seven Generations with Darren Thomas - Thu November 9, 6.30-8.30pm

Darren Thomas, of the Seneca Nation, is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on First Nations community development through Indigenous rights and resource governance. He leads a discussion on the challenging journey to reconcile past relations between the Crown, Canadians, and Indigenous peoples. Call to register. Central

Spiritual Healing with Jane Burning - Wed January 10, 2018, 6.30-8.30pm

Understand healing from a Traditional Haudenosaunee perspective. As a Traditional Seneca woman and a gifted helper, Jane Burning shares her teachings on healing the mind, body, spirit, and soul. There is nothing more enlightening than awakening the truth of why you are here. A deep profound connection to your purpose will expose the truth and eliminate all fears based on illusion. Call to register. Central

dr jenny kay dupuisElder Peter Schuler

Special guests (l-r): Dr Jenny Kay Dupuis, Elder Peter Schuler, Darren Thomas, Jane Burning

These events are made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Burlington Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.


Selected BPL Resources

Canada's Residential Schools Series

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 1: Summary: Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future

Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts its History

Residential Schools: The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous People and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action

Residential Schools: With the Words and Images of Survivors

Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal