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Kamloops church will host conference to 'build bridges,' connect Indigenous, non-Indigenous people

Kamloops church will host conference to 'build bridges,' connect Indigenous, non-Indigenous people
An upcoming conference hosted by a Kamloops church aims to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, an event organizer says.

An upcoming conference hosted by a Kamloops church aims to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, an event organizer says.“Our vision for the events and work of our Indigenous Connections Team is to build bridges with all people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, bringing unity and hope,” McCallum said.He said the conference, to be held this coming Friday and Saturday, will feature Indigenous and non-Indigenous speakers from across Western Canada, sharing “personal and very powerful stories fuelled by their passion to move toward a brighter future together.” “This is an opportunity for our church and extended community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to come together and be inspired,” McCallum said.

Photo: Kamloops Alliance Church Norm McCallum, Woodland Cree Elder and leader of an Indigenous connections group at Kamloops Alliance Church said he is excited to host the inaugural Us Together conference this upcoming weekend.Norm McCallum — a Woodland Cree Elder and leader of the Indigenous Connections Team at Kamloops Alliance Church — said in a statement he is excited to host the inaugural Us Together conference.

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