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Click on image to view video At the November 2021 meeting of the Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council meeting, Lisa Byer-de Wever shared a presentation about the process of creating a land acknowledgement.For more information, including a video of a comprehensive workshop on creating a land acknowledgment, visit the web page or email the Living Into Right Relations Circle.

A presentation by Lisa Byer-de Wever at the November Regional Council meeting offered a brief insight into the process of developing a land acknowledgement for communities of faith. A video of the bilingual presentation will be made available shortly on the LIRR web page. A video of a comprehensive workshop on this topic is also available on this page: https://nakonhakaucc.ca/programs/living-into-right-relations-lirr/ Living into Right Relations November newsletter:...

Members of our regional council recently shared an inspiring article with me (linked below) about finding meaningful ways to reduce consumption in our Christmas shopping. For me, this New York Times article by Anneliese Griffin brought back memories of a favourite Christmas when my wise parents suggested that we try to limit our gift budget to a very minimal amount. One of my favourite gifts of all time is the booklet that my sister made by hand that year for each member of our family, with...

Good morning all. I am with St. Lambert United and I would like to share a story of determination with you. Friends of ours from Kanesatake are walking to Sault Saint Marie to honour the missing children from Shingwauk Residential School. They left Sept. 8 on the 1000 km trek. They have endured heavy cold rain, blistering heat ( as well as feet), pulling three wagons of tents, supplies and other essentials. There are three of these warriors, Al Harrington ( founder of the Wolf Pack Street...

"Missing Faces" (created by Rosemary Gage) was made with sincere compassion and the sole intention was to acknowledge what had happened with the discovery of First Nations unmarked graves. May it bring awareness and open the discussion about truth and reconciliation to anyone who sees it. On Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the hybrid worship service at Stanbridge East United, this button Memorial will be dedicated. There will be a second public gathering of remembrance in the Cowansville Cemetery...

On behalf of LIRR (the Living into Right Relations Circle), we would like to recommend to the Regional Council that Canada Day be a time of reflection and to read the following as they contemplate the history of Canada and what is needed to begin reconciliation with the First Peoples of Turtle Island. We would ask people to engage in the three following documents: Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf MMIWG Report on...