September 30th is “Orange Shirt Day”. The orange shirt symbolizes that which was lost due to residential schools, and to shows our support for survivors. We will recognize Orange Shirt Day at Trinity on Sunday, September 29th. Consider wearing orange to worship that day!
The Debajehmujig Theatre Company, the only professional storytelling theatre company located on a reserve in Canada, is working in the Waterloo area to build relationships between settlers and Indigenous Peoples in the area. The culmination of their week will be ‘Maamawi’, a show incorporating stories collected over the week as they worked with Indigenous Peoples, New Canadians, land and water defenders, arts patrons, etc. The show, to be held at 7 pm on Saturday, May 11th at the University of Waterloo’s Theatre of the Arts, is free to the public, but registration in advance is necessary. Register here with Eventbrite.
An important step in improving relationships with Indigenous Peoples
Discovery: A Comic Lament, is a play about the Doctrine of Discovery, the legal framework that justified seizure of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples. It offers both comic and challenging glimpses into our colonial history, and nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity.
It will be performed at 4 locations in Waterloo Region from May 31st ot June 3rd, all at 7:30pm.
- Thursday, May 31 at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, 110 Doon Rd, Kitchener
- Friday, June 1 at Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road N, Waterloo
- Saturday, June 2 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 810 King St. E., Cambridge
- Sunday, June 3 at Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyder’s Rd W, Baden, ON
The Mino Ode Kwewak N’Gamawak singers/drummers, as invited guests, will open and close each performance.
Purchase tickets now: https://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events/discovery-comic-lament. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
What does it mean to live in this land we call home? Over thirteen weeks spread out in June, August and October, Faith in Film will look at films and filmmakers telling stories of the land we live on. How do we think about ‘home’ and what does it mean to us as Indigenous, settler, immigrant or migrant peoples? We will explore feature films and programs of shorts.
Check out the Faith in Film page for more details.