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Rebuilding Our Whole Community

Jun 21, 2019 04:05 am

A group of five Indigenous people gather around a "She Is Wise" banner at the conference.
She is Wise Conference hosted by the Ontario Native Women’s Association of Canada in Toronto.
Honarine Scott

According to the Indigenous Calls to the Church, our Two Spirit relatives are welcome and a valued part of our circle. This act of acknowledgment fills me with pride because it is a step towards rebuilding our whole community from the generations of ignorance and mistreatment of Two Spirit peoples. If you are just catching up, Two Spirit is a term that some Indigenous people use to self-identify their sexual orientation, gender, and or role, depending on the individual or their particular nation.

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Note from Nora: Together on a Pathway of Healing and Respect

Jun 20, 2019 02:39 pm

General Secretary Nora Sanders and Chief Denise Stonefish sign the document at a table outside.
Photo: Chief Denise Stonefish of the Delaware Nation and myself.
Robyn Brady
Occasionally in a dream I find myself in my childhood home. My family moved there before I was born, and my parents lived in that same house until well after I had moved out and bought my first house. My memories there are good ones, and in the dreams that take me back, my parents are still living. When I wake up I am momentarily confused, but glad to have had that visit back to a remembered happy time.

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