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about reconciliation in Langley Oct 18
Jennifer Fehr, FVRL
Voice file photo July 4, 2014
acclaimed Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith for an inspiring and
thought provoking evening. Fraser Valley Regional Library presents
"Speaking Our Truth: A Journey to Reconciliation" on Wednesday,
October 18 at 6:30 pm at the Township of Langley Civic Facility's
Fraser Presentation Theatre at 4th Floor, 20338 65 Avenue, Langley.
this free event at SpeakingOurTruthFVRL.eventbrite.com.
Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission is working to
revitalize the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous
individuals are left wondering "but what can I do?" Drawing from her
personal journey and her various books, Gray Smith will provide you
with the knowledge, tools, and ways you can join the journey to
reconciliation and healing.
Every year the library brings in guest authors to discuss timely
topics throughout the Fraser Valley.
"We are proud to
host Monique Gray Smith. Her exceptional work invites us all to be
active participants on the journey to Truth and Reconciliation,"
says Heather Scoular, director of customer experience.
Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish
descent. She is an award-winning author, international speaker and
sought-after consultant. Monique launched her business Little Drum
Consulting in 1996. Since then, she has built her career on
fostering paradigm shifts that emphasize the strength and resiliency
of the First Peoples in Canada.
information on Gray Smith, visit
Valley Regional Library
FVRL is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with
25 community libraries serving almost 700,000 people in its service
area. Established in 1930, it is funded with taxes raised in the
communities it serves, plus a Government of BC operating grant. The
governing Board consists of elected officials representing 15 member
municipalities and regional districts. With its mission "to connect
people to the world of information and ideas," FVRL plays a
prominent role in the communities throughout the Fraser Valley.
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