What Reconciliation is and What It is Not
What is reconciliation? What is not reconciliation? Learn about and discuss these and other important issues with Reconciliation Canada Ambassador and member of the Snuneymux’w First Nation, Yvonne Rigsby-Jones, at an insightful and informative afternoon, in partnership with Reconciliation Canada.
Friday, December 14, 1 – 3pm, Courtenay Library
Yvonne brings a wealth of experience to her role as a Reconciliation Canada Ambassador.
A member of the Snuneymux’w First Nation, Yvonne has worked previously as the Executive Director of the Tsow-Tun Le Lum Treatment Centre where her work evolved from a specialization in addictions to pioneering more holistic treatments, including:
- Sexual abuse and childhood trauma healing
- Residential school healing
- Elders healing programs to help grieving people
While at the Treatment Centre, Yvonne drew upon the guidance and teachings of many Elders who helped to shape the foundation of the centre. Those teachings are embedded in Yvonne and stay with her today as someone who leads with compassion and care.