Faith and community groups host reconciliation discussion Saturday

The public is invited to a free gathering to discuss the residential school legacy and healing.

The public is invited to be part of the discussion on reconciliation at a special event Saturday.

The BC Coordinating Council of Public Affairs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in cooperation with the Surrey and Abbotsford Interfaith Councils have organized the event that goes 2 to 4 p.m. at the west aditorium of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus.

A smudging ceremony opens the event which includes special guests – Dr. John Burrows, the chair of indigenous law at the University of Victoria, and Isabel Jackson, the co-founder of the Aboriginal Lawyers Foundation of Canada Bar Association of BC.

Admission is free and offers people a chance to delve into issues related to the Indian residential school system and its legacy across this country. Learn more about the event.

Additional reading:

Several people took part in the Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation from Langley to Mission June 2, 3 and 4.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission