This event is sponsored and provided as part of this year's John Albert Hall Lecture Series.
Christ Church Cathedral invites downtown Victoria neighbours and visitors to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by hearing the perspectives of Indigenous knowledge holders on an epidemic whose devastating impact continues to the present day.
On Saturday September 30 from 7-9 p.m., attendees will gather to view There’s Blood in the Rocks, a moving short video about the 1862-63 Victoria smallpox epidemic by Marianne Nicolson, Kwakwaka’wakw artist-activist, and to hear from Dr Nicolson and from Snxakila Clyde Michael Tallio, a ceremonial speaker of the Nuxalk First Nation, about the epidemic and the resurgence of BC’s First Peoples.
Guests will come together for some light nourishment and to reflect on what they have heard. This event is free to attend and online registration is recommended. Voluntary donations will go to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
Registration information to come.