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Truth and Reconciliation Toronto 2012

  1. 1.       THE  MEETING  PLACE:    TRUTH  AND  RECONCILIATION  TORONTO  2012   CALL  FOR  PRESENTATIONS   We   are   pleased   to   invite   proposal   submissions   from   individuals   and   organizations   interested   in   facilitating   interactive   workshops   at   “The   Meeting   Place:     Truth   and   Reconciliation  Toronto  2012”,  a  joint  initiative  of  Toronto  Council  Fire  Native  Cultural   Centre,  Living  Into  Right  Relations  Circle-­‐Toronto  Conference  of  the  United  Church  of   Canada,   Canadian   Roots   Exchange,   and   the   Centre   for   Aboriginal   Initiatives   at   the   University  of  Toronto.    This  regional  event  will  take  place  from  May  31-­‐June  2,  2012  at   the   Sheraton   Centre   Hotel,   Toronto,   in   support   of   the   Truth   and   Reconciliation   Commission  of  Canada.     EVENT  OBJECTIVES   “The   Meeting   Place:   Truth   and   Reconciliation   Toronto   2012”   is   a   community-­‐led,   collaborative  effort  of  Aboriginal  and  non-­‐Aboriginal  organizations  to  provide  the  First   Nation,   Métis,   Inuit   and   non-­‐Aboriginal   peoples   of   Ontario   with   the   opportunity   to   participate  in  a  historic  process  of  reconciliation  and  renewed  relationships  based  on   mutual   understanding   and   respect.     At   the   event,   survivors   of   the   Indian   Residential   School   System   will   provide   official   testimony   to   the   Truth   and   Reconciliation   Commission;  public  awareness  will  be  raised  about  the  intergenerational  impacts  of  the   Indian   Residential   School   System   on   First   Nations,   Métis   and   Inuit   peoples;   and   non-­‐ Aboriginal  peoples  will  participate  in  the  healing  journey  and  begin  to  build  more  just   relations.    There  will  be  a  particular  focus  on  the  intergenerational  effects  of  the  Indian   Residential   School   System   on   Aboriginal   youth   and   reconciliation   between   Aboriginal   and  non-­‐Aboriginal  young  people.     GUIDELINES  FOR  SUBMISSION   We   are   inviting   proposal   submissions   for   interactive   workshops   that   will   support   our   event  objectives.    Workshops  should  fall  under  one  or  more  of  the  following  6  strands  of   general  themes:   √    History   √    Race  Relations  
  2. 2. √    Healing   √    Youth   √    Education   √    Reconciliation   We  welcome  a  range  of  formats,  including  but  not  limited  to:    lecture  with  Q  &  A,  panel   discussion,   sharing   circles   and   other   participatory   approaches,   audio-­‐visual   presentations  and/or  arts-­‐based  workshops.    Our  selection  process  will  give  preference   to   proposed   sessions   that   address   Indigenous   worldviews   and   draw   on   Indigenous   methodologies.       As   this   is   a   community-­‐driven   event,   and   not   an   academic   conference,   presentations   should  be  tailored  to  the  needs  and  interests  of  a  diverse  audience,  which  will  include   Residential  School  survivors  and  their  families,  and  the  general  public  of  Toronto  and   surrounding  areas.     We   offer   the   following   list   as   examples   of   suggested   topics   for   workshops,   some   of   which  may  be  relevant  for  one  or  more  of  the  6  general  workshop  strands  listed  above.     Please  note  that  this  is  not  an  exhaustive  list.    We  welcome  proposal  submissions  with   other  topics  that  are  relevant  to  any  of  the  6  workshop  strands  and  the  core  objectives   of  the  event.   √      Making  Things  Right  in  Canada  –  Reframing  Aboriginal  Relations   √      Introduction  to  Indian  Residential  Schools     √      History  of  Colonization  and  Assimilation   √      Aboriginal  Spirituality  –  History  and  Contemporary  Practice   √      Aboriginal  Protocols  and  Contemporary  Practice   √      Government  Policy  and  Law  –  Aboriginal  Peoples  in  Canada   √      Youth  Engagement  Programs  for  Talking  and  Healing   √      The  Church  and  the  Future  of  Aboriginal  Relations   √      The  Role  of  Aboriginal  Organizations  in  Teaching  the  History  of  IRS   √      The  Role  of  Aboriginal  Organizations  in  Healing  and  Reconciliation   √      The  History  of  Residential  Schools  in  Canada  
  3. 3. √      Supporting  Survivors  in  Ontario   √      Supporting  the  Identity  and  Culture  of  Aboriginal  Youth     √      Transitioning  across  Urban/Rural  settings   √      Supporting  First  Nation  Healing  and  Wellness   √      Inuit  Education  and  Culture  in  Ontario   √      Métis  Education  and  Culture  in  Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                                                  √      Decolonizing  Toronto                                                              √      Building  Relationships  between  Indigenous  and  Racialized  peoples                                  √      Transformative  Learning  and  Reconciliation                                          √      Educating  new  immigrants  about  Indigenous  peoples  and  IRS                                  √      Reconciliation  in  Toronto/Ontario  Schools                                                    √      After  the  TRC:  Next  Steps  in  Indigenous/non-­‐Indigenous  Reconciliation                                            √      Residential  Schools  and  Self-­‐Determination                                                  √      Moving  Beyond  Guilt  and  Shame:  Learning  to  be  an  Ally                                √      Missing  and  Murdered  Women-­‐Sisters  in  Spirit                                √      Adoption  and  Colonization                                √      Healing  Circles  in  First  Nation  Communities     Each  session  will  be  a  total  of  90  minutes,  and  formal  presentations  should  run  for  no   longer  than  60  minutes  in  order  to  allow  ample  time  for  discussion.    We  recommend  a   maximum  of  3  presenters  per  session.    Submissions  should  include  a  1  page  description   of  the  proposed  workshop,  specifying  content,  format,  and  approaches,  plus  bios  that   summarize  the  experience  and  expertise  of  all  presenters.   Deadline  for  Submissions:    March  2,  2012.    All  workshop  proposals  should  be  submitted   by  email  to  trctoronto2012@gmail.com,  addressed  to  the  Proposal  Review  Committee.     All  submitters  will  be  notified  of  acceptance  by  email  by  March  23,  2012.    We  regret   that   due   to   the   anticipated   high   volume   of   submissions,   we   are   unable   to   provide  
  4. 4. reviewer  comments  for  proposals  that  are  not  accepted  at  the  present  time.    If  funding   permits,  workshop  leaders  will  receive  a  small  honorarium.  

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