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Water and Spirit: Allyship in Action

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Parkminster United Church

275 Erb Street East

Waterloo, ON N2J 1N6

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Mary Anne Caibaiosai an Anishinaabe Elder will share about the Indigenous practice of honouring and giving thanks to the water as well as her plans for the Indigenous led All Nations Grand River Water Walk from the source to the mouth of the Grand River this September. Mary Anne has been led to organize this walk following in the footsteps of Josephine Mandamin, the original water walker who has honoured the water by walking around the Great Lakes.

Melissa Ireland, Manager: Indigenous Student Services at Laurier, will lead a workshop on Indigenous Allyship: Toolkit for Change.

If you are curious about terms, wondering about how to go beyond land acknowledgements, or wanting to discover positive best practices for working with Indigenous peoples, please join us for this participatory gathering.

Melissa will employ a circle approach in the session to help you self-discover where you sit in your Indigenous Allyship journey.

ALL ARE WELCOME.

In addition, all are welcome to join Parkminster United Church at 10am for their worship service that will include Mary Anne Caibaiosai sharing her stories and prayers for the water and plans for the Water Walk.

The workshop and lunch are free with donations to support the Water Walk gratefully accepted.

Article 25 of the Un Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples calls on us to respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples to renew their spiritual and material relationships with traditional lands, waterscapes and territories. Learning about, supporting and joining in the All Nations Grand River Water Walk is consistent with our commitment to work towards more respectful relations with Original Peoples and will help us to learn more about these traditional relationships so that we can honour Indigenous neighbours and Indigenous lands with greater understanding.




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