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We’re launching a podcast!

Hosts Marcus Rempel and Henry McKay are gathering stories from the Return of the Buffalo* community and wisdom from the knowledge-keepers who inspire us to share with you in Sandy-Saulteaux’s first podcast. Listen here. *Return of the Buffalo is the name given to the work of fostering family wellbeing at Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre. It means…
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My Spiritual Journey

By Robert Patton When we were born our Creator set us out on journey. Each one of us was given our own special path. As we set out, we encounter many great moments of beauty and distractions along the way. Each one teaches us, we learn of the world around us, of the joys and…
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April 2021 Newsletter

In this issue read a reflection on Creation as the first bible, a letter from one of our grads about being a minister during a pandemic, an invitation to tune in to our new podcast and more. Click on the front page below to open the newsletter. Want to get our newsletter delivered straight to…
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Three Sisters Garden

The term “Three Sisters” emerged from the Kanienkehaka (Iroquois) creation myth. It was said that the earth began when Sky Woman who lived in the upper world peered through a hole in the sky and fell through to an endless sea. The animals saw her coming, so they took the soil from the bottom of…
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An Indigenous Lenten Study

Indigenous Lenten Series Reflections on the 7 Sacred Teachings (7 Natural Laws) and the Vision Quest of the Assiniboine/Nakoda people. Feb 17 – Mar 31, 2021 Online via Zoom: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/92373198977 During Lent 2020, the Urban Indigenous Circle began our exploration of Lent with an examination of the 7 Grandfather Teachings from the Anishinaabe tradition and…
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January 6th – Epiphany – Indigenous Reflection

by Rev. John Snow Jr. Matthew Chapter 2, verses 1-12 tells us of the Epiphany – a sacred moment in the everyday – when guided by a star, wise men from the east arrive in Jerusalem to search for the newborn King of the Jews. The scribes tell King Herod that He is ‘In Bethlehem…
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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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