The Burnaby Festival of Learning is proud to present Learning to Unlearn, hosted by The Social Echoes!
Through exploring the symbolism of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’ The Flight of the Hummingbird, we hope to find ways to invite relations with people in our own communities by assuming a position of curiosity, respect and humility. We must first delve into our own ontological securities, and begin to unravel who we are as individuals. Through the use of relational learning we will supply our audiences with the opportunity to learn and unlearn, to be guided and not to impose. Our goal is to unpack and reiterate the importance of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action by listening to Indigenous voices, experiences, and histories. Together, we can build a framework for justice, where stories are heard and amplified, and where the truth is acknowledged. We encourage a circle that nurtures a diverse, inclusive and safe space which enables everyone to have part in the conversation. As the hummingbird parable reminds us, no effort is too little or too small. With that, let’s learn how to be a better ally.