Join in the 8th annual Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation on May 26, 27, and 28 held on the land between Fort Langley and Mission in lament and solidarity of First Nations peoples remembering the harm done by Indian Residential Schools.
This year the walk includes indigenous-led events.
Friday, May 26 - 5:00 PM – Launch Event & Group Walk
Gather at the United Church-St. Andrew’s Chapel in Fort Langley to hear opening remarks for this year’s walk. Everyone will be invited to walk together from the church to the Kwantlen First Nation longhouse (2.3 km walk) for dinner and storytelling, a listening time to learn from Indigenous people.
Locations — St. Andrew’s Chapel United Church in Fort Langley; Kwantlen First Nation longhouse
Saturday, May 27 - No Group Walk
1:00 PM - Sacred Spaces by Darla Rasmussen (Blackkettle) - Red Elk Singing Woman
Gather to learn about Smudging, the Medicine Wheel, and Drum Teachings. Locations – United Mt. Lehman Church
3. Sunday, May 28 - 1:00 PM – Group Walk Gather at the Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission to walk together along the back path to the site of the former St. Mary’s Indian Residential School.
Locations – Fraser River Heritage Park (Mission); site of St. Mary’s (former IRS), now Pekw’xe:yles Reserve - Route 7 (click here for map)
2:30 PM – “Qwalena, The Wild Woman Who Steals Children” – 3 Crows Productions led by Dallas Yellowfly presents this unique theatrical presentation. In a dark theatre, he tells a scary story of Qwalena, an allegorical creature that represents the Indian agents who stole Indigenous children. Suitable for ages 14 and up.
Refreshments will be provided.
These events are free.
Find details at https://www.reconciliationwalk.com/ or register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/.../walk-in-the-spirit-of...