All are invited to join the Breaking the Silence Annual Gathering, taking place Saturday October 24th, 9:30am – Sunday, October 25th, 1pm.

Come make and renew connections, be updated on struggles in Guatemala and Mi’kmaki, and be inspired for ongoing support and action. We’ll hear from Emy Gomez, General Coordinator of the Xinka Parliament virtually, and more! 

We are also thrilled that Andrea Currie will offer a performance piece inspired by her participation on the 2019 BTS Guatemala delegation. Andrea is a Sauteaux Métis woman from Manitoba, actively involved in Indigenous rights and social change here in Mi’kmaki. Her piece draws connections between Indigenous rights, as well as the protection of land and water from Mi’kmaki to Guatemala.

We will be inspired by reports from Lead Cooperant este chep and our first BTS cooperants. We will also reflect together in a facilitated workshop on anti-oppression, diversity and inclusion in solidarity/allyship, in the context facing our partners in Guatemala, as well as our Maritimes context. And of course, there will be time for community building and the Saturday night fiesta!

Your participation matters! We hope to see you there! 

Please read the Tatamagouche Centre’s COVID-19 protocols for our onsite gatherings. 

Photo: 2019 delegation at the Tatamagouche Centre


If you are interested in arriving Friday night please contact our Registrar. The cost for lodging is $40 per person in shared or $65 per person in a single room. No meals are offered on Friday night.

If you are unable to register online, please call Katja Burtis at Tatamagouche Centre 9am-4pm, weekdays (except Wednesdays) at (902) 657-2231.

For any registration questions email the Centre

Bursaries are provided by the Breaking the Silence Network. We sell crafts and BTS coffee during the year to ensure that all who support BTS are able to attend. Please do not stay away because of a lack of funds. We need you!  If you can, it is helpful to pay a portion of the cost. To apply for a bursary please click “Partial Bursary” under payment options and our Registrar will contact you.