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Explore how to retain and celebrate the city’s colonial-built heritage at the same time as recognizing and honouring Lekwungen culture.

The Victoria Reconciliation Dialogues series returns IN PERSON with three new conversations in 2022 that enable the community to participate in reconciliation on Lekwungen territory.

Guided by members of the City Family and special guests, the conversations seek to build the community’s knowledge and understanding of reconciliation — what it is, why it is needed and why community participation in reconciliation is important.


Pre-register to participate in Victoria Reconciliation Dialogue 6 – Rethinking Heritage in the Context of Reconciliation on Monday, July 11 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Victoria has an award-winning heritage conservation program that has retained many of the early settler buildings in the city. At the same time as these buildings were built, Lekwungen heritage was systematically dismantled and erased. This Dialogue will feature members of the Songhees Nation, Esquimalt Nation and City staff who have worked together on the Government Street Refresh project and will explore how to retain and celebrate the city’s colonial-built heritage at the same time as recognizing, honouring and making visible once again Lekwungen culture and land practices.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Free childminding will be available (up to 2 hours).

Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

You may also want to pre-register for:

Dialogue 7 – Na’tsa’maht: Going Forward Together – Monday, September 12

Learn more about the Victoria Reconciliation Dialogues series at www.victoria.ca/ReconciliationDialogues

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