The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to help create a space for a reconciliation garden at an Almonte church. This garden will provide a space for gardeners to grow indigenous plants and share wisdom about growing food and living sustainably. The space...read more
Mississippi Mills’ All My Relations group held its second Talking Circle on Saturday, March 10, with thanks to St Paul’s Anglican Church, for the use of their downstairs hall. The Talking Circle’s aim was to enhance cross-cultural awareness between...read more
A reflection from Pam Steele... On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Mississippi Mills All My Relations group hosted an Akwesasne Mohawk singer and story teller, Bear Fox. Bear, a nickname she’s had since childhood, led 20 children and 40 adults in traditional and...read more
On January 27, 2018, MMAMR provided an opportunity for interested folk to gather and share their thoughts and experiences on the theme of renewing our friendships. Here are the reflections of three of the participants. The next opportunity to listen,...read more
Saturday January 13 was bitterly cold. But that did not deter a group of 33 people who gathered at Almonte United Church to learn more about our indigenous neighbours. Mississippi Mills All My Relations group had invited Irene Barbeau and Margaret LeMaire,...read more
On August 19, we held a day-long learning and sharing event - Renewing Our Friendship: Reconciliation and the Birch Bark Canoe. The goal of the day was to learn together about how our Indigenous neighbours are moving forward, and how we can walk with them...read more
The newly formed All My Relations group at St. Paul’s hosted Trudy Metcalfe an Inuit woman from Ottawa who opened our eyes to many unknown truths about the history of the 60,000 Inuit people in our country and the challenges they are facing now. She also...read more