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Event Archive - What Reconciliation Is and What It Is Not:

Sat. November 3rd 2018 - Sat. November 3rd 2018 Cowichan Community Centre Duncan BC
1:00pm doors at 12:30 pm

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Cultural / Heritage:
What is reconciliation? What is not reconciliation? Discuss these and other important issues with Yvonne Rigsby-Jones, Reconciliation Canada Ambassador and member of the Snuneymux’w First Nation, at this free event in partnership with VIRL and Cowichan Tribes.

“Vancouver Island Regional Library is committed to advancing reconciliation in Canada,” says the library’s Executive Director Rosemary Bonanno. “This event is an opportunity for everyone to come together to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing our country today. We are honoured to be working with Reconciliation Canada, Yvonne Rigsby-Jones and the Cowichan Tribes on this important initiative.”

The event, called What Reconciliation Is and What It Is Not, starts at 1pm on Saturday, November 3 at the Island Saving Centre's Heritage Hall. Rigsby-Jones will give her presentation, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. A panel of Elders from the Cultural Connections program at Social Planning Cowichan will also talk about the work they are doing locally in building relationships and working together. Afterwards snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited for this free event. To secure a seat, attendees are encouraged to call the Library at 250-746-7661, to register at the Library’s front counter, or register online at

More information is available at

About Yvonne Rigsby-Jones

Yvonne Rigsby-Jones is Snuneymux’w First Nation, Coast Salish, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and Reconciliation Canada speaker. She was previously employed as the Addictions Specialist for the First Nations Health Authority bringing a background of working in Addictions and Trauma Healing.


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