THE UNSETTLING CEREMONY

SUN AUG 18 | TROUT LAKE PARK

SARA CADEAU - UNSETTLING CEREMONY

1 PM

CECILIA POINT - UNSETTLING CEREMONY

1 PM

THE UNSETTLING CEREMONY
SUNDAY, AUG 18 | TROUT LAKE PARK (2120 East 19th Avenue)
Too far inland for a village site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shores

SARA CADEAU, CECILIA POINT – Unsettling Ceremony
1 PM

What comes after land acknowledgments, and what should have come before?
We invite you to help sing the first note to a medicine song of healing.
The UNSETTLING Ceremony.
For uninvited guests living on Coast Salish territory.
Please make yourself uncomfortable!
Not from here? Through service and actions, you can begin to undo the claiming of that which was never yours.
As land stewards and guests, we can begin by understanding that the teachings and songs that weave through these mountains and
waterways, from time immemorial, are not ours.
Can our own teachings, our own ancient animistic and infinitely connected selves, be pulled back in through our feet, our dreaming and
our actions?
Can we use our bodies as a shield to stand between corporate shadow governance and land protectors?
Unsettle yourself and find out.
Let’s deconstruct the concepts of ownership and privilege. This circle will be a personal and collective eradication of manifest destiny. Backwards coyote medicines are afoot here.
World famous rents aren’t enough. Give of yourself. Be of service.
Times aren’t urgent. You aren’t needed. Just joking. You are.
This is reconciliation in action.
Come correct – to be corrected.
This ceremony will be witnessed by matriarchs and knowledge keepers of these territories.
You are welcome. Thanks for thinking this song was about you. It is. It’s for you. <3

A member of the Musqueam Nation, Cecilia Point is a political activist who stood for 200 plus days protecting her nation’s ancestral burial site from development in 2012. Since then she has taken part in countless political actions advocating for human rights and the environment. Cecilia has also dedicated many years to cultural preservation in the field of Indigenous cultural and eco tourism. She currently holds the position of Director of Operations for the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada. She is a facilitator for reconciliation workshops with the Bright New Day organization, and has been designated a public speaker for her nation. She holds a Certificate in Business from UBC, supplemented with courses in First Nations studies, including (the Musqueam language).

AT A GLANCE

SUN, AUG 18
TROUT LAKE PARK


SARA CADEAU & CECILIA POINT – The Unsettling Ceremony
1:00 PM


Trout Lake Park

2105 E 19th Ave

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