Bright New Day Reconciliation Circles Ltd. is working with the SKO-mish Valley Elders Advisory Circle and Chief Dale Harry of Aboriginal Economic Solutions Inc. to implement Bright New Day/Chenchenstway on Oct 15-16 at Totem Hall in the Squamish Valley. This will be the second Bright New Day Circle hosted at this location and is a continuation of the Squamish Nation/Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle hosted at Totem Hall in 2012.
“Chenchenstway” is a Skwxwu7mesh Snichim (Squamish Language) word meaning to uphold one another or to support one another and the Bright New Day Reconciliation Circles provide a good example of how this can be done. By bringing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together to engage in dialogue that highlights our shared history, these circles help dismantle the walls of isolation that so often define our communities. The Bright New Day Circles encourage us all to revisit the founding of Canada – to go back to how it actually began, understand the history there, and find ways to move forward as equals in the manner first intended.
For more information on this event, please download the Brochure and Registration here.
To read the letter of support from the SKO-mish Valley Elders Circle, follow this link.