Aboriginal Education Association

2019 AEA Conference

Moving Forward Together

 October 24 & 25, 2019
  Langley Fine Arts School, Fort Langley, B.C.

Keynote - FRIDAY - Charlene Bearhead: The Path Forward- Next Steps for Reconciliation

Nearly four years post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada Final Report, it is an important time for us to reflect on where we were in education at the time of the settlement agreement, how far we've come since that time, through the mandate of the TRC and the National Inquiry in to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and how far we still have to go on this important journey together.  Charlene Bearhead, Education and Programming Lead, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and Director of Reconciliation, Canadian Geographical Society, invites delegates to join her on this journey of introspection, celebration of spirit and reconciliACTION.  The journey continues. 

Keynote - THURSDAY - Carey Newman: Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket

Carey Newman, creator of The Witness Blanket, will discuss the creation and purpose of his documentary, Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket.  "The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognise the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolise ongoing reconciliation." (http://witnessblanket.ca/#!/project/) Trailor for the film is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNJ0a5P9Y

Screening will start at 7:00 p.m. sharp on Thursday evening. Doors open to the Chief Sepass Theatre, Langley Fine Arts School, at 6:00 p.m. for early registration.