Reflections

My name is Dorothy Cardinal. I’m an elder from the Alexis Nakota Stony Reserve – Treaty 6 territory. When asked what does Orange Shirt mean to me, I have a mental block. I am an intergenerational survivor of the residential school system. Both of my...

I’ve struggled with this reflection. I’ve written and erased, typed and deleted, and started over and over again.  Words are failing me. And perhaps that’s exactly the point. I’ve engaged in many personal and professional learning opportunities regarding First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, particularly over the...

LAC STE. ANNE, AB – We had wonderful celebration of a wedding ceremony in early August on the pilgrimage grounds at Wakamne (God’s Lake). Weddings are joyful and happy celebrations in Indigenous communities. It is a celebration of a new family, a family that enriches...