About: Learn about Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh protocol practices and how migrants and settlers can make ‘genuine reconciliation’ a part of their work. Are you unsure about your role and the base knowledge on how to conduct “territorial acknowledgements” and how to make them matter? This session is for people just starting to unravel, or active in solidarity work to end colonialism. Participants can come from a variety of backgrounds and may work with a variety of organisations with cultural, faith, labour, environmental, or social justice work.  Improve your solidarity work here in unceded Coast Salish Territory and work to confront Coast Salish cultural erasure.

Date: November 2nd, 2016

Speakers: Charlene Aleck (Tsleil-Waututh), Khelsilem (Squamish), TBA (Musqueam), and Irwin Oostindie (Dutch Settler). Facilitated by Aleks Besan.

Venue: Room 420, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W. Hastings St

Tickets: Entry by donation, (suggested $3-20 for unwaged/waged). Your contributions goes towards venue rental, catering costs, printed flyer, and thank yous to the Coast Salish speakers.  Any remaining funds support the Coast Salish Cultural Network.


  • 4:00 A light meal will be served at the beginning of the event. [Chicken Vegetable with Wild Rice and (vegan) Butternut Squash soup with bread and sun-dried tomato pate.]
  • 4:30 Introductions
  • 4:40 Panel presentations
  • 5:30 Question and answers
  • 6:30 end time so folks can get to 7pm Joe Sacco at SFU Woodwards, or Flamenco event at Carnegie.

Produced for: Heart of the City Festival, in association with SFU Institute for the Humanities, Coast Salish Cultural Network, SFU Communications Graduate Caucus, Salish Coast LIVE, and Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group.

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