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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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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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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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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.