Reconciliation through Healing Forests

September 22, 2021 - 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

zoom online webinar

National Healing Forests. Imagine woodlands setting(s) for health, wellness, understanding, and respect across cultures. A forest can help people heal and connect them with nature. With this in mind, Peter Croal (retired CIDA Environment Specialist) and Patricia Stirbys (legal and Indigenous Relations specialist) – inspired by the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and its Calls to Action to strengthen relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples – developed the National Healing Forests initiative. A Healing Forest project brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous neighbours to plan and develop green spaces where survivors and families of the Residential School legacy, as well as all Canadians, can heal, do ceremony, reflect, discuss and meditate. This reconciliation project is community-led and totally grassroots. This is one session in a week long series of events celebrating National Forest Week with a theme – “Our Forests – Continually Giving”

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