Because of the remarkable interest in its September panel on the Nakoda Stoney perspective on Truth and Reconciliation, Cochrane Ideas plans a follow-up discussion on a closely related topic this Friday.

Barriers and Paths to Truth and Reconciliation: Another View on Reconciling with Indigenous Peoples, will feature a presentation by Michael and Judie Bopp, founders of the Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning, on Oct. 13 at the King Solomon Lodge, 120 Centre Ave. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. There is no charge to attend, although donations are welcome.

Andy Marshall, of Cochrane Ideas, says Preston Twoyoungmen and other panelists from the Nakoda Stoney Nation who participated in the Septe. 8 discussion are expected to return to help continue the conversation on this important topic. The Bopps are long-time and active participants in Cochrane Ideas, and have spent more than 33 years as directors of the not-for-profit Four Worlds Centre, seeking to resolve critical human issues. They've focused particularly on issues facing First Nations peoples.

Among the ideas to be discussed is the power differentiation between Indigenous Peoples and the so-called Dominant Society that makes reconciliation difficult, says Marshall.

About 140 people attended the September session.

Cochrane Ideas, now in its 18th year, was formed to provide a free-wheeling forum for discussion of a wide range of topics. All interested people are welcome.

For further information, contact Andy at 403-932-6580. is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.