The Witnessing Protocol session marks the culmination of a week of exchange, deep listening, and conversation with one another.
On January 30, the Three Host First Nations, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, held a Welcome to Territory for the Industry Delegates.
The Ceremonial Welcome recognized the importance of preserving oral history, and thus the Calling of Witnesses took place. Since time immemorial, those who are called to witness become the human tape recorder or newspaper and their purpose is not only to remember the Ceremony but to take the message back home. There is also an implicit responsibility of all who attend and answer the call to be there, to share with others for the continued remembrance of these important moments.
At this final session the witnesses will give their reflection on what they witnessed and share what they saw, heard and felt during the Industry Series. We hope this practice will stretch beyond the Series and truly meaningful engagement can take place on this beautiful territory.
Find out more info here: https://pushfestival.ca/industry/
(Friday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cinema at SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W Hastings St