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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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October 2019 Newsletter

In this issue read about our the ways our educational and healing work is grounded in the land here, enjoy photos from our Ceremony of Celebration, find out about changes to our staff and more. Want to get our newsletter delivered straight to your inbox? Click here.

National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering 2019

Hosted by the National Indigenous Council of The United Church of Canada, ”the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering is to be a forum for listening to and discerning the Creator’s plan; visioning; spiritual nurture; mutual accountability; inspiration; education; youth development; and expressing the voice of the Indigenous community on spirituality and ministry. The Gathering, held every three…
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New Keeper of the Learning Circle

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Susie McPherson Derendy as Keeper of the Learning Circle beginning July 1, 2019. Susie is this year’s graduate of SSSC and also working on completing her M.Div. at Vancouver School of Theology. She is also being ordained to Steinbach United Church in Steinbach, MB and will be…
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Mamawe Ota Askihk – Sharing Life Together Here on Earth

We’re getting ready for another beautiful week of land based learning this summer that will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous allys to learn on the land together. Learn more.

March 2019 Newsletter

In this issue read about our amazing students Brian Harper and Joyce Johnson, how the Engage Difference! program made space for wisdom to speak and more news from the Centre. Want to get our newsletter delivered straight to your inbox? Click here.

Crossroads: a reflection on the “Engage Difference!” learning experience

by Min-Goo Kang Fort Garry United Church, Trinity Sunday / May 22, 2016 Text: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 I am still figuring out what happened to 18 of us during the course I attended at Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beausejour last week. A diverse group of people from different parts of the Western Canada came to…
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Fast for 262 on March 6

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called Canada to adopt and implement the Declaration as “the framework for reconciliation” (Call to Action #43). Bill C-262 is in the Senate and needs to get to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples soon, or there won’t be enough time for it to achieve royal assent. We need…
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