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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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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