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December 2020 Newsletter

In this issue learn a word for love in the Anishinaabe language, read about honoured elder Eileen Antone’s journey to raise up traditional knowledge, hear the invitation to embrace the Calls to the Church, find out how we’re staying connected during the pandemic and more. Want to get our newsletter delivered straight to your inbox? Click here.

Our students are empowered as leaders to learn and share traditional knowledge and teachings

Shekoli Swa kwe kon, Onkwehonwe ni:i Onʌyota’a·ka Tsi twa ka tuh ti. London Ontario Akta. Tyotsunit ne Hotinnoshoni ne yukats, kale’ Kaliwisaks ne yukyats Eileen Antone ne ah slo ni kek ne yukyats. Ano:wal ni wa ki ta lo tʌ. Shekoli is a formal greeting in the Oneida language. Swakwekon includes everyone that is here.…
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Giving Tuesday 2020: Tipi Time

The Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre is a place of spirit, offering land-based learning opportunities that draw on traditional Indigenous cultures and build bridges of reconciliation between peoples.   The tipi at our Centre might be one of the first things to catch your eye when you pull into our parking lot and step out into this…
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Every Child Matters

On September 30, we are marking “Orange Shirt Day” to honour residential school survivors and remember the children whose childhoods and lives were stolen in the residential school system. Orange Shirt Day was inspired by the story of Phyllis Jack Webstad who, when she was six years old, wore an orange shirt from her grandmother…
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September 2020 Newsletter

In this issue read about our five ministry training program graduates and honoured elders, how we’re handling the challenges of Covid19, a poem by Kaylee Wood, the 17th annual NAIITS Conference and more. Want to get our newsletter delivered straight to your inbox? Click here.  

Protect the Brokenhead River

Community members are organizing to protect the Brokenhead River, the life-giving waters that flow around our Centre on three sides. You can learn more at the following links: Brokenhead Ojibway Nation Organize Manitoba What The Frack Manitoba Wilderness Committee Lead Now Water is life.

Second Keeper of the Learning Circle

We welcome Diane Meredith to our work here at SSSC as Second Keeper of the Learning Circle. She joins Keeper of the Learning Circle Susie McPherson Derendy in the work of overseeing our Indigenous ministry training program. Diane’s extensive experience in global, national and local social justice work, especially with Indigenous communities will work well…
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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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