November 12 – 14, 2018
647 297 9562
Come meet with Mary Jo Leddy and engage with her new book, Why Are We Here? A Meditation on Canada.
At Five Oaks, Mary Jo will join in conversation with First Nations and Muslim leaders.
Why Are We Here? A Meditation on Canada.
The story is told of the encounter between a Tsimshian chief and one of the first Europeans who had arrived on the west coast, in the area now known as British Columbia.
“Why are you here?” asked the chief.
We have no report about the response of the European.
We do know the question is with us still, if we are still, if we pay attention.
The question winds its way through the centuries and up through the layers of soil and self and spirit.
The question about the meaning and purpose of life is as ancient as it is always new.
It is deeply personal and worthy of life long, longer than life, consideration.
It is also a question that shapes cultures, empires and nations..
For we are all here and now, indigenous peoples, settlers and newcomers.
And why are we here in this place and at this time?
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