Author: Sandy-Saulteaux

Obituary for Alice McFarlane

Alice Ruth McFarlane, of Moosomin, Saskatchewan, beloved wife of the late John McFarlane passed away at Southeast Integrated Care Centre, Moosomin, on April 18th at the age of 84 years. She was the mother of Holly, Bruce and Steven, the much-loved grandmother of ten grandchildren and great grandma of five great grandchildren. Alice was born…
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Centre Happenings & Invitation to Donate

As the world grapples with the reality of a global pandemic, the following line from the Vision of our Centre reminds us that we have a role to play, needed now as much as ever: “From the strength of Elders’ wisdom, the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre will foster teachings of respect, healing, and connectedness to be…
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Indigenous Church Continues Working During a Time of Need

by Tony Snow This is Floyd Daniels, an Elder and member of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation at Morley, Alberta. Recently Floyd and his family were in distress about food security during the pandemic, because mass buying has left many shelves empty and have made several people in the Indigenous community, who are already food…
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March 2020 Newsletter

In this issue read about student Bruce’s visit to the Holy Land, our new Legacy Fund and the many bursaries that support our students. Unfortunately some of the events listed within, including our Ceremony of Celebration, have been cancelled until further notice to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on our communities.…
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Honouring Treaties Faithfully

Sandy-Saulteaux leaders have helped to prepare this Interfaith Dialogue series which asks: “What does it mean to be Treaty People?”

Keeper of the Vision named an Officer of the Order of Canada

Rev. Dr. James Scott, a member of our Keepers of the Vision (board) was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his work in advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and his advocacy of restorative justice. Rev. Scott is a retired United Church minister, raised in Toronto and ordained in 1976. Following pastoral ministry in Saskatchewan,…
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December 2019 Newsletter

In this issue read a Christmas reflection from Rev. Stan McKay, meet our new Keepers of the Vision, find out about how you can contribute to the Centre and more. Want to get our newsletter delivered straight to your inbox? Click here.

McDougall Stoney Mission Society

The Commemoration of Treaty 7 Signing and the History of Stoney acceptance of Christianity through Missions of the Church by John Snow Jr., Stoney Tribe, Sandy-Saulteaux Student Minister, Chinook Winds Region 3 and National Indigenous Executive Council   Our Stoney Oral Tradition and Cultural creation stories by our ancestors have told us that we were created from the…
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Giving Tuesday

Did you know that the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre holds a sweat lodge ceremony at every solstice and equinox to share teachings and mark the turn of the seasons? More and more groups who visit our space are using the sweat lodge too. People are seeking healing, traditional teachings and connection to culture.   We’re excited…
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Students carry on tradition of ecumenical gatherings

In July 2019, The Teaching House That Moves Around (put on by the Vancouver School of Theology’s Indigenous Studies Program) came to the Banff, Alberta area for an ecumenical conference with spiritual leaders and youth from various denominations. Sandy-Saulteaux students John and Tony Snow were involved in hosting the gathering, building on the legacy of their parents.…
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