On June 24, 2018 the former Lt. Gov. of Ontario James Bartleman spoke about his work with Indigenous children in Northern Ontario where he visited many First Nations from 2002 to 2007. He found that the children had lost hope and that many were making pacts to commit suicide. He established libraries, a book club, literary prizes and summer literary camps.
On Monday, July 13, the Anishinabe women Water Walkers arrive at Victoria Island, on their 10th Anniversary of a 3,500 km walk from Matane, Quebec to Madeline Island, Wisconsin. They walk to celebrate the connection to the water and educate the public about the need to protect the integrity of the waterways along the route. Events are from 9am to 4pm. Details
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Our goal is to inform members of the congregation, young and not so young, and members of the general public, about major issues related to the well-being of Aboriginal People in Canada. Local organization partners could include the Minwaashin Shelter, the Odawa Centre, Wabano Centre, and Inuit Tungasuvvingat Community Centre. This initiative was chosen by the congregation as its Social Responsibility focus for 2015-2017.