The Four Gatherings
1) Saturday Oct. 2, 2021 – 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Church of the Holy Trinity White Rock
Please click on the image below to go to “The Doctrine of Discovery” – a documentary video (links to the video and study guide).
“Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts” is a film about a devastating decision, made over 500 years ago, which continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler people worldwide. Pope Alexander VI ruled that the lands being discovered by European explorers at the time was “empty” land and its millions of Indigenous inhabitants were “non-human”. Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 Calls to Action in 2015, with many of them referring to the Doctrine of Discovery and calling for its repudiation.
This film is one of the responses of the Anglican Church’s Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice. The purpose of this film is to respond to the calls to action by helping to provide education and insight into the racist foundations of many of our property and other laws still in existence to this day.
2) Saturday Feb. 5, 2022 – 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at St Mark Ocean Park Surrey
Theme: “First Nations 101: tons of stuff you need to know about First Nations people”
Author Lynda Gray will attend to discuss her book followed by a Q&A.
3) Saturday April 2nd, 2022 – 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Church of the Holy Trinity White Rock
Theme: “The Indian Act and Residential Schools” interactive discussion
4) Saturday June 18th, 2022 – 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at St Mark Ocean Park Surrey
Theme: “The 94 Calls to Action and Resliency” interactive discussion