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This 4-week educational series seeks to engage a deeper learning of Indigenous issues. The diverse experiences in this series will be focused on developing a connection to Indigenous land, history, people and community. Each outing will be paired with relevant Jewish content that bridge the topics of the week to teachings found in Judaism. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect together on these important topics.

Participants are asked to commit to the entire month long once-a-week series.

Blanket Exercise co-facilitated by Jewish and Indigenous facilitators (connection to history)

This interactive exercise will be co-facilitated by a Jewish facilitator and an Indigenous facilitator. The exercise uses blankets to explore Indigenous history, treaty-making, colonization and resistance all of which has resulted in the nation we today call Canada.

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto  (connection to land)

This 2-hour walking tour explores culturally and historically significant parts of the city through the lens of Indigenous history led by a tour guide from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. The tour will be focused on the High Park area of Toronto.

Residential School Tour  (connection to people)

Tour of the Mohawk Institute former residential school and Woodland Cultural Centre museum will give the history of the school from when it opened in 1831 until it closed in 1970. Participants will hear a talk from a residential school survivor, tour guides will share stories and guests will have an opportunity to see the different rooms in the school with a short facilitation from Rabbi Adam Cutler afterwards.

Talking Circle with Elders (connection to tradition)
For the final gathering, participants meet with an Indigenous elder for a traditional talking circle, where participants will get to experience traditional Indigenous ritual and discuss some of the wisdoms shared by the elder. After the talking circle, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences over the course of the program.

Cost per person: $100 for 4 weeks. Register below. 

There are a limited number of subsidized spots available.

Please contact Sarit Cantor, 416 964 7698 ext. 225 or sarit.cantor@veahavta.org for more information.

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