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Amos Key Jr Sep 29, 2021 7:00 PM
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - Building Respectful Relations and Understanding
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - Building Respectful Relations and Understanding

This is a special, jointly organized speaker series on First Nation issues as set out by the Grace United Church in Port Dover in colaboration with the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise and highlighting several informed speakers, expert in the matters they will present to us.

Amos Key Jr.  Amos is a member of Mohawk Nation, gifted into the Turtle Clan of his Mother and conferred to the Sacred Circle of Faith Keepers of the Longhouse, at Six Nations of Grand River Territory in Ontario, Canada. Amos Key Jr. has become an educator and staunch advocate for: Indigenous Human, Civil and Linguistic Rights; Social Justice; the Decolonization of Indigenous Education and, the Emancipation of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

 

Bryant Peters Oct 13, 2021 7:00 PM
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - What You Need to Know about The Indian Act
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - What You Need to Know about The Indian Act

This is a special, jointly organized speaker series on First Nation issues as set out by the Grace United Church in Port Dover in colaboration with the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise and highlighting several informed speakers, expert in the matters they will present to us.

Bryant Peters is an executive consultant from the  Anishinabe Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation and Professor of Indigenous Studies for General Arts and Science as well as Conservation and Environmental Law Enforcement at Fleming College. Bryant is the founder of the Debwewin Justice Committee. Bryant will address “What you need to know about the Indian Act” To understand the current status of relations between the government and First Nations, the Indian Act is key since it impacts so much of indigenous life and yet is virtually unknown to non- indigenous people.  Bryant will talk about the history of the Indian act and how it affects life today.

tba Oct 19, 2021 7:00 AM
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tba Oct 26, 2021 7:00 AM
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Steven Greyeyes Oct 27, 2021
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - Residential Schools; History & Reconciliation
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - Residential Schools; History & Reconciliation

This is a special, jointly organized speaker series on First Nation issues as set out by the Grace United Church in Port Dover in colaboration with the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise and highlighting several informed speakers, expert in the matters they will present to us.

Steven Greyeyes is the Education Coordinator for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Trained as a history and native studies teacher, he will be speaking on the work of the Truth and reconciliation with the title “Residential Schools- History and Reconciliation”  Steven is an Indigenous educator from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. Living in Winnipeg, he has worked in public education and corporate training for over fifteen years. The presentation will explore the history of residential schools, unmarked grave recoveries, settlement agreement, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and reconciliation today. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and bring diverse views to discuss. This is a safe learning environment for discussion.

tba Nov 02, 2021 7:00 AM
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Renee Thomas-Hill; Six Nations Elder Nov 10, 2021 7:00 PM
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - Living in Two Worlds
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - Living in Two Worlds

This is a special, jointly organized speaker series on First Nation issues as set out by the Grace United Church in Port Dover in colaboration with the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise and highlighting several informed speakers, expert in the matters they will present to us.

Elder Renee Thomas-Hill  is an educator, elder, grandmother living on Six Nations near Brantford.   Renee will address the topic “Living in Two worlds” Renee is of the Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. As an Haudenosaunee Woman, she is responsible to carry on the teachings of "Our" Way of Life. She is to carry on the message of Peace Power and Righteousness; is a Traditional Counsellor/Healer (Addiction Treatment Centre); and has Traditional knowledge of our plants/foods/medicine. Renee is also a grandmother and auntie to many. "My walk in life, is to share awareness and the uplifting of the spirit through the teachings of Our Mother, the Earth and the Understanding of the Good Mind."

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