More Than Tea and Bannock
October 4, 2016 - Parkland School Division, in association with the Stony Plain Public Library, is proud to present More Than Tea and Bannock, a free monthly gathering dedicated to Indigenous voice, created as part of the Circle of Courage Project.
This gathering will be held at the library from 6:45-7:45pm on the second Wednesday of every month, beginning October 12, and is open to family members of all ages and backgrounds.
Special guest(s) or speakers will be featured at each edition of More Than Tea and Bannock, and will share and discuss matters important to the Indigenous community and their neighbours. Speakers, guests and discussion topics will be shared in advance on the Circle of Courage Facebook page.
While children are welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussion, alternate activities for small children will be available at the library on event nights.
“This is an opportunity for families and the community to learn together and make new relationships,” says Amy Quintal, Indigenous Education Project Manager for Parkland School Division and Paul First Nation, and organizer of More Than Tea and Bannock. “The knowledge that is shared may light a fire in some individuals, which can be channeled into a desire for change.”
“Libraries have always been community spaces where people can connect with each other, so this is just one more way for us to help all members of the community understand each other better,” says Allison Stewart, Stony Plain Library Director.
The school division and the library look forward to sharing these important indigenous perspectives with the community at large.
For more information contact:
Indigenous Education Project Manager
Parkland School Division & Paul First Nation