One of my favourite places on the Canada C3 ship is the Legacy Room. It is the first room of its kind in Canada and is an intentional and sacred space to discuss Reconciliation and ReconciliACTION. The idea for the room came from Nova Scotia Assembly of the First Nations Regional Chief Morley Googoo, who partnered with the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund to call upon organizations and business across Canada to create spaces for reconciliation.
We were incredibly fortunate to have Chief Googoo share his vision for the Legacy Room and participate in discussions about reconciliation when he joined us on Leg 4 in Halifax. In addition to housing a collection of First Nations, Inuit and Metis artwork and ceremonial items, the room is a place to reflect, share, discuss and process thoughts and conversations about reconciliation.
I had many meaningful moments and conversations in the Legacy Room. A few of these interactions focused on an item I brought with me on the journey to share with other participants: a painting that was created by a very talented young artist who has a ReconciliACTION message to share. Continue reading “The Legacy Room”