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castanet.net 12 May, 2022 12:15 am

New South Okanagan pilot program aims to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to discuss reconciliation

New South Okanagan pilot program aims to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to discuss reconciliation
A new pilot program in the South Okanagan will bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members together in a safe space to spark ideas around how reconciliation can be achieved in day-to-day life.

Photo: Madeline Terbasket Kelly Terbasket and Kim English, who have collaborated on the Table Talks project.Table Talks, which is being developed by the Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen in collaboration with IndiginEYEZ, hopes to help people respectfully build relationships and take action in both work and personal lives.While kinSHIFT is supporting businesses to do this work, Table Talks is an exciting way to bring these conversations into our neighbourhoods.” Table Talks will be developed locally with the future aim of hosting such programs province-wide.

Table Talks can be the spark that helps light the way forward.” The idea for the program came from a conversation between English and Kelly Terbasket, Syilx Okanagan director of IndigenEYEZ, an Okanagan-based initiative that delivers popular land-based, creative empowerment training for Indigenous peoples.

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