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Reconciliation Regina – Youth Symposium “Hear our Voice – Find your Call”

April 4, 2019

The City of Regina, through Reconciliation Regina, is pleased to partner with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in the “Youth Empowerment Symposium on Truth and Reconciliation in our Community” on Thursday, April 4 at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
 
The Youth Symposium offers meaningful dialogue on reconciliation and encourages young people to learn more about Canada’s history. Offering creative sessions to think optimistically about the future, this event empowers and prepares local youth with the knowledge and tools needed to make a positive difference as future leaders in the community.
 
“This event is unique as it was planned by a committee of young people, who are engaged and committed to reconciliation. The sessions were planned by and created for youth who see their role as future leaders in ensuring a brighter history and positive legacy for our community,” said Mayor Michael Fougere.
 
The Symposium is expected to attract over 200 attendees from the public and private school divisions, and offers workshops with themes that include music, sports, ceremony, leadership, arts, language and culture. 
 
“Connection to youth is an important pillar of Reconciliation Regina. Reconciliation and healing can be expressed in many forms, such as art and culture, learning and practicing traditional language and listening to the Elders and Knowledge Keepers. These workshops bring various options for healing and mentoring into daily practice,” said Janine Windolph, Reconciliation Regina Chairperson.
 
Reconciliation Regina, consisting of approximately 80 local community partners, provides opportunities to participate in, and contribute to a living process that sets out to honour, acknowledge and participate in initiatives to address the Calls to Action.
 
For further information on Reconciliation Regina, please contact Sheila Harmatiuk at 306-751-4148.