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Join Rikki Kooy (Stat’lim-Sto:lo) for Wisdom Sharing and to take part in the Feather Dance Project from 1pm till 3pm, as we continue the Feather Dance project, working on reconciliation flags to the Cathedral reconciliation prayer pole. Rikki Kooy, Spirit Elk Woman, is an elder/artist/designer from Northern Secwepemc Nation and Lil’wat Nations. She is a third-generation residential school survivor. Her shared hope is to support community towards healing through wisdom sharing, storytelling, and hands-on engagement in reconciliation through art.
Rikki is the lead designer of the “Feather Dance” reconciliation project, which she describes as the work of hands extended in friendship, reaching out to each other, and walking the journey of faith together. The project is an ongoing work of truth and reconciliation that has reached into and beyond our Diocese. Rikki’s stated intention is to recognize the deep value of diverse cultures coming together to deepen their understandings of each other, and to showcase art made as a symbol of the healing capacity of beauty and goodness in a safer place for all. Rikki serves as a mentoring Elder to multiple church communities, including St. Hildegard Sanctuary and Christ Church Cathedral here in the Diocese of New Westminster. A renowned textile artist, she has designed assorted pieces that reside within our own Diocese.
Mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by joining us to create, share and learn, this September 30th.