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Discover the History of Canada Through an Indigenous Lens

The Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce and Healing Between Worlds Present an Educational Journey into Indigenous Perspectives this October

Kamloops, B.C. – Healing Between Worlds and the Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce a fantastic collaboration to host a workshop on the unceded ancestral traditional territory of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc peoples, titled "The History of Canada Through an Indigenous Lens." This workshop is led by Healing Between Worlds’ CEO and cultural advocate Ryan Deneault, who will offer participants a remarkable opportunity to explore Canada's history through the diverse perspectives of Indigenous peoples.

In an effort to foster understanding, inclusivity, and dialogue, Healing Between Worlds and the Kamloops District & Chamber of Commerce are hosting the workshop on the heels of the National Day of Truth of Reconciliation. The immersive three-hour workshop will take individuals and organizations on a journey to the truth of Canada's history.

Acacia Pangilinan, executive director of the Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce said, “The Chamber believes that empowering our members with a more comprehensive awareness of Indigenous history is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic advantage. It enables us to foster deeper relationships with Indigenous peoples, create opportunities for mutual growth, and ultimately contribute to the reconciliation process that our community, province, and nation seeks to achieve.”

Date: October 5, 2023

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 615B Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C.

Fees/Admission: Regular price – $165+GST; Exclusive member price – $140+GST

Deneault shared, “Understanding the history of where we have come from is a pivotal step toward reconciliation. Through this workshop, we will provide participants with an Indigenous perspective that illuminates truth and fosters the dialogue of reconciliation. Only by acknowledging and embracing our past can we pave the way for a more harmonious future because we heal when we walk together.”

Limited spaces are available for this transformative event. Secure your spot at the "The History of Canada Through an Indigenous Lens" workshop by registering through:

By understanding the historical layers that have shaped Canada, participants will be better equipped to navigate the complexities of the past to move into the future. The session will delve into pre-contact history, colonialism, the Indian Act, the Residential School system, and the significance of treaties, providing insight and information in a safe, open, and healing space for all who attend.

Deneault is looking forward to working with the Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce to bring this training to Kamloops and area businesses as he has had excellent feedback from other clients on this training including the Calgary School Board, Interior Health Authority, and other local Kamloops companies.

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