Gukwa̲s sa Wagalus

An Indigenous Perspective on Empathy – Tuesday 28 Feb

An evening of conversation with Hereditary Chief Wedlidi Speck

Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness and the Kumugwe Cultural Society present an evening of conversation with Hereditary Chief Wedlidi Speck as he shares, An Indigenous Perspective on Empathy.

Tuesday 28 Feb at NIC – Stan Hagen Theatre, 2300 Ryan Rd, Courtenay

Doors open at 6pm. Event from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Welcome provided by the Kumugwe Dancers

Chief Wedlidi Speck will explore today’s decline in empathy and cultural safety, drawing on indigenous ways of knowing, mythology, and story analysis. Using a kitchen table style reconciliation format, blended with conversational discourse, he will walk us through root causes, disconnection to self & community, and reconciliation to root solutions. Wedlidi says, “We are what we think. What we put in the soil of our being produces the landscape we live, share, and cultivate. Change our thinking; we change our lives, how we share space and the discourse.”

Zac Whyte will join Wedlidi in a moderator-led talk. The two have worked together on projects and several Ranger Cabin podcasts. Zach says, “We deep dive to keep our fires hot with ideas, new knowledge, and good conversation.”
Entry by donation at the door with all proceeds going towards Dawn to Dawn’s Gukwas sa Wagalus Rainbow House project

Everyone is welcome!

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