Our Connect Event is an annual gathering that provides participants with opportunities to better understand the strengths and contributions of the Indigenous community in Calgary and surrounding areas.
The theme for this year’s Connect Event is “Tapamoha: Decolonizing Systems – Connecting to Become Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable.”
Conversations will focus on:
- The significance of decolonizing systems and the importance of uncomfortable conversations
- Decolonizing and re-Indigenizing health care systems
- Evolving from an ally to an accomplice in decolonization
- The value of authentic land acknowledgements
Spurred by the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recovery of the remains of Indigenous children at residential schools and increasing attention to social justice issues across Turtle Island for Indigenous people, many community members are being called on to provide healing and well-being to others. Encouraging new models will increase success and provide greater outcomes for all.
During this one-day event, taking place November 2nd, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Listen and learn from two Elder keynote speakers on the importance of uncomfortable conversations
- Attend breakout sessions on various topics
- Participate in a sharing circle to debrief from the day of learning
Registration for this year’s event is $25. Elders and youth can have their costs waived, please email email@example.com for more information. Proceeds from the registration fees will be gifted to an Indigenous-supporting organization.