Visit to Batoche

Visit to Batoche with Sharing Stories for Solidarity

 CRE’s Sharing Stories for Solidarity is a program aimed at creating cross-cultural dialogue on the topics of identity, community, reconciliation, solidarity, and decolonization. During this excursion participants will get a chance to tour the Batoche National Historic Site which was the site of a historic battle during the Northwest Resistance, making it a region significant to Metis and Canadian history. The event will open and close with sharing circles where participants will get a chance to share and learn from each other’s stories.When: Monday June 19th, 10:15am-6pm.

How: Register for Visit to Batoche or email

Where: Batoche is about 1 hour outside of Saskatoon. Bus will depart from the University of Saskatchewan

Who can attend: open to everyone free of charge but minors must be accompanied by an adult

Schedule for the day
10:15am – Participants will meet on campus for registration and introductions
11:00 – bus to Batoche
12:10 – arrive and check in
12:15 to 12:45 – lunch
12:45 to 4:15 – tour
4:15 to 4:45 – debrief/sharing circle
4:45 – depart
6:00 – arrive back at campus

*Please note:
-tour will take place rain or shine so please dress accordingly and bring your own water bottles
-light lunch will be provided
-tour is 3.5 hours long and will be on foot
-site is wheelchair accessible with gravel paths (except for one second story room)
-participants will be asked to sign participation waivers on the date
-welcome and sharing circles may touch on topics of colonialism, reconciliation, resistance, identity, culture, Indigenous-settler relations, and others that may cause discomfort or defensiveness. We ask that participants come with an open heart and mind and be willing to recognize and respect the experiences of others

This event is made possible by Inspirit Foundation, the Community Initiatives Fund, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Canada

Reconciliation through Film

Birth of a Family Screening

Saskatoon Unitarians with support from various organizations (please see see poster) are hosting a two-day workshop on June 12 and 13 at which young people will expand their understanding of Reconciliation and will create films to express their feelings about what they have learned. Their films, as well as the NFB documentary ‘Birth of a Family’, will be presented for public viewing the evening of June 13. Betty Ann Adam from Birth of a Family will be with us for a Q&A after the screening of the film. Event is free of charge and open to all but must reserve tickets.
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Sharing Stories for Solidarity

September 2016 – April 2017

Canadian Roots Exchange is offering a 16 week transformational leadership program for youth ages 18-29 in SASKATOON. This program invites you to engage in collective cross-cultural bonding with local youth from diverse backgrounds. It will consist of bi-weekly programming that will focus on reconciliation, solidarity and decolonization. These sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss issues of identity, community, inclusion and xenophobia including Islamophobia. Hosted by the Canadian Roots Exchange team and local community members, participants will get a chance to learn about Canadian history from an Indigenous perspective through interactive workshops, sharing circles, and field trips. As a group, participants will also have the opportunity to create a short video and zine about their reflections. Youth between the ages of 18 and 29 are encouraged to apply. This program is free of charge and selected participants are required to attend bi-weekly programming from September to April in Saskatoon

Interested participants should submit an online application, or contact info@canadianroots.ca1-306-966-2964