Lanark County Neighbours for Truth & Reconciliation General Meeting will take place on Monday, December 2nd at 6:30pm at the Table Community Food Centre in Perth. All are welcome!
Lanark County Neighbours Dec. 10th
On Tuesday, December 10th at 7pm, a Write for Rights Amnesty International event will take place at St. Paul's United Church in Perth. Sponsored by Lanark County Neighbours for Truth & Reconciliation and St. Paul's United Church, come write a letter to protest the mercury contamination at Grassy Narrows, watch film and participate in a skype discussion with Judy DaSilva, an organizer form Grassy Narrows. An opportunity to learn and take action against this ongoing injustice.
Spirit Seeds: A Celebration of Indigenous Beadwork till Dec. 14th
October 26th to December 14th at Mississippi Mills Textile Museum https://mvtm.ca/
Do You Want to Be a Leader of Change?The Truth and Reconciliation Training Program works with local youth from all backgrounds, aged 15-30 and provides access to knowledge about Indigenous peoples, their worldviews and history. You will have fun learning hands-on about different Indigenous traditions and customs from various knowledge holders and Elders. You will learn about the environment and different kinds of relationships within it through both Western and Indigenous science. In addition, for the time you participate in our camp, these hours will count as volunteer hours! Lastly, we will prepare you to lead and co-create a Truth and Reconciliation Student Group at your school to carry on this important work! Program related activities have already begun, but those interested in participating are still encouraged to sign up! Plenty Canada may be providing transportation to and from all events, and/or provide reimbursements for student's travel costs. Ask for more details. www.plentycanada.com Upcoming events include: “Environmental Day” January 11th: During this event, located in Lanark county at Plenty Canada, each participant will learn from an Algonquin senior forestry technician about the relationship between humans and environment including protecting, restoring, and learning from nature outside. The students will observe and learn from nature on a guided walk on the William Commanda Trail on Plenty Canada’s grounds to learn about the plants and animals that reside here, as well as their uses and Algonquin names. They will learn how to bridge Indigenous and Western sciences, and how they can apply it in their lives. “Closing Ceremony” February 8th-9th: This event will be a camp out at Plenty Canada in Lanark county. This will be the last group event of the TR Training Program, where we will discuss what each youth has gained from this program. We will ensure the student groups are going well and each student has the support they require. Each student who has participated in any of the above workshops above are welcome to come and receive a participation certificate.