13 June 2017

Perth & District Historical Society Meeting: 15 June

On 15 June PDHS will welcome back municipal planner and historian Glenn Tunnock to present a review of past occurrences that led to Truth and Reconciliation, with insights into local opportunities for addressing them.

"Truth and Reconciliation is on the minds of many Canadians these days as they reach out to grasp a better understanding of the interaction between the settler population and government with the Indigenous peoples of the land we now share.  Glenn Tunnock, an amateur historian, will trace the historical events since colonial times that have set the context for today’s movement to reconcile the difficult relationship Canadians have with the First Nations of this country.  His talk to the Historical Society will bring insights into the initiatives of the federal government and other organisations in moving towards a healing process.  Even more importantly, Glenn will outline some opportunities we have locally to foster a stronger sense of social justice."

The meeting will be at Perth's Royal Canadian Legion, home of the Hall of Remembrance, 26 Beckwith Street E., Perth, at 7:30pm (Toonie donation).

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