The First Nations Centre is asking UNBC students, staff, and faculty to make an origami raven as part of our goal to make 1000 Ravens in one year to symbolize a University-wide wish for reconciliation.
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds 1000 origami cranes will be granted a wish. An important figure within First Nations culture, the Raven symbolizes change and transformation, teaching lessons through his trickster ways, and bringing light to a world of darkness. Once 1000 Ravens have been completed they will be prominently displayed on campus.
Make an Origami Raven
The raven making process begins with a presentation on Truth and Reconcilliation by First Nations Centre facillitators, followed by instruction on making the origami raven itself.
"The building of each raven is not an easy task, but Reconciliation is not easy either. You are going to face conflict building your raven, but let that be a reminder of the difficult process of Reconciliation. It won’t happen overnight, but with perseverance, we know the end result will be beautiful and will hopefully be motivation to complete this small task."
"It's not about how many one person can make; it's about how many people can make one."
We encourage staff and faculty to book the presentation with their classes and departments in order to help us reach our goal of 1000 Ravens before the end of the school year.
For more information or to book the 1000 Ravens presentation please contact:
Manager; Aboriginal Student Engagement