What’s it all about?
The aim of Circles For Reconciliation is to establish trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The means to achieve this will be the establishment of small grassroots gatherings of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples in discussion circles.
Each group will meet weekly or biweekly for ten gatherings. The participants will sit in circle, providing greater opportunities for consensus and being respectful of traditional Indigenous values and customs. Themes are being developed for the gatherings.
The vision is to establish 100 circles over a two year period. There is no cost to participate, only a common interest in working toward truth and reconciliation and equality of opportunity for Indigenous people. Our Guiding Principles for these circles are for the dignity and kindness for all.
Individuals as well as schools, colleges and universities, faith groups, corporations, service clubs and others are invited to participate.
For further information on how you can participate, email us or call Chance Paupanekis at 1-204-250-6224
or Raymond Currie at 1-204-487-0512
If you would like copies of our brochure to distribute to other potential participants, please feel free to view, download or print it here.
“I am a Wakka Wakka person living in Bundjalung Country on the east coast of Australia. The image for me is about women’s healing and the different shades of our skin since the colonization and introduction of genocide and that no matter what we look like we still have a place in the circle. The leaves we use when we dance to prepare an area for ceremony by cleansing”.