It’s been some time now since I’ve posted, but, an upcoming event that is of mega importance is coming up in Vancouver. Occupy Vancouver is moving closer and closer to becoming a sustainable movement due to their committment to indigenous ways like guiding principles and now, Talking Circles. An upcoming workshop on this with Chief Phil Lane Jr. facilitating will place Occupy Vancouver ahead of the pack in this world wide movement. It’s good to see Vancouver take a lead on this as it demonstrates true and sincere actions to help change the world for the better. Please read on, you may want to attend!
Facilitating Talking Circles and Using Principles of Consultation for Building Principle-Centred Communities and Manifesting Unified Action
Please come and learn about facilitating Talking Circles and using Principles of Consultation as tools for principle-centred community building and unified action, facilitated by our Br
The purpose of Talking Circles and Principles of Consultation is to create a safe environment for all people to share their points of view and experiences with others. This principle-centered process helps everyone gain a sense of trust in each other, which is essential for building the cohesive circles that make up powerful community-based movements.
Talking Circles ensures people are respectful of one another’s point of view, the shared time they take up and serve to allow non-interrupted talk and respectful consultation to proceed. A key result is that everyone’s point of view gets heard in a respectful manner. This process also supports communities to transcend abusive or disruptive behaviour. For more information on Talking Circles and Principles of Consultation see Talking Circles and Principles of Consultation.
Saturday, October 20th from 1:00 to 4:30 at the W2 Media Cafe (Basement),111 W. Hastings Street. A donation basket will be circulated.
Hosted by Occupy Vancouver Environmental Justice Group as part of a series of community and movement building trainings.
The Occupy Vancouver Environmental Justice Group believes that to live well together in harmony with Mother Earth we must facilitate system change for an equitable, sustainable and harmonious world, “System Change Not Climate Change”
Kitimat – A large tanker carrying hooligan oil set forth from Kitimat to the Burrard Inlet in the Salish Sea. The hooligan run was a bumper crop so it was arranged that the S.S. Minnow would set forth with the oil and in exchange the Squamish and Tseil-Waatuth would ship back an excess of salmon berries that would have gone to waste no matter how much canning, pemican and bird and bear consumption of the delectable treat was made.
The S.S. Minnow is one in a fleet of 12 ships on the Pacific Coast run on a combination of non-GMO biofuel, solar and wind power. The tankers also board passengers who double as crew save for free passage for elders. Quarters are comfortable and virtually everyone who’s boarded the Minnow say the food is delicious.
One ship in the fleet, the Sturgeon, is in dry dock right now having repairs done to it’s hull after rust chewed its way through the aging ship. Welders are busy converting old pipeline metal into usable parts; the pipeline steel was used during the old world to carry petroleum products that were used to fuel internal combustion engines before automobiles and public transit were converted to electric and electro magnetic shuttles. It’s expected the Sturgeon will resume sail in late autumn.
The Minnow is expected to arrive dockside within the week.