The Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre presents curators Glenda Bolt and Fran Morberg-Green's 'The Seeds of Change-Truth and Reconciliation'. Featuring 'Calls to Action' and artist Faye Chamberlain's 'Cutting Through the Red Tape', this amazing and powerful work can be seen in the Community Gallery. If you missed this in Dawson, come see it at the Yukon Arts Centre.
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 5 pm
Open for theatre performances.
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The Seeds of Change- Truth and Reconciliation exhibition is a companion piece to the “Where are the Children?” and “Finding Our Way Home” exhibitions presented at Dänojà Zho in 2007. The Seeds of Change exhibition speaks to where we are at as a community today and the movement forward into reconciliation. None of this work would have been possible without the generosity of Dorothy Roberts (1953-2009) who opened her home for many years to Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizens as a safe place to meet and share their experiences as children in residential school.
In the spring of 2016 the K’änächá Residential School Survivors group, their families and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Health and Social Department brought to light that many citizens were now ready to speak openly about reconciliation . The group planned to do this by presenting a public gathering on National Aboriginal Day and erecting a plaque about residential school on the Dawson City waterfront. This idea blossomed into an exhibition of art, story, film and objects that reflect “why we are the way we are,” the steps forward as a community, the story of the intergenerational effects of residential school and provide an opportunity for the artists of our community as well as guests to express their understanding and desire for reconciliation at a community and national level.