RIGHT RELATIONS AND AFFIRMING COMMITTEE INVITATION:
"Okotoks" tells the story of Holy Bear Woman, a young Blackfoot girl who survived the Baker massacre in 1870. It will leave you breathless with awe at her resilience, proof of which is seen in the fact that her bloodline has survived. Justin Many Fingers is one of her many descendants. Making Treaty 7 will Premiere this play at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Feb 26 & 27 at 7:30pm. Anyone wanting to go on Feb 27, in a Woodcliff group, and car pool as required, please sign up on the signup sheet and pay Myrl Eddy for your ticket before February 12 so she can get seats together. Depending on seat availability, tickets will be $53-$72. Prepayment will be $65 to Myrl with difference sorted after final purchase.
Car pool will leave Woodcliff at 6:30 pm.
The Acadia Friendship Circle Presents:
Two events to learn about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls and express solidarity with families affected by their loss.
Tonight! Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Screening and discussion of the pivotal 2014 documentary, Highway of Tears
In Canada, more than 500 cases of Indigenous women have gone missing or have been murdered since the 1960s with half of the cases unsolved. “Highway of Tears" is about the missing or murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. Viewers will discover what the effects of intergenerational poverty, residential schools and systemic violence have done to First Nations people, and they will learn what First Nation leaders are doing to try reduce the abject violence and victimization of Indigenous women.
Inspired by the Women’s Memorial March held every February 14. Remembrance Walk: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11:30am – 1:00pm
In recognition of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls a Remembrance Walk will begin with a blessing at McDougall United Church. This will be followed by a walk through the Acadia neighbourhood ending up at Acadia Place for tea and bannock.