Breaking New Ground Together: Treaty Rights and the Indian Act

Hearing from both an Indigenous and church perspective, we will explore the history and meaning of the Treaties, the implications of the Indian Act, and explore the possibilities of new foundations for relationship with country, land and peoples.  Our day will include presentations, lunch, dialogue and sharing. Harry Lafond comes from and lives on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 6 Territory. He has a Master’s degree in education with certification to teach the Cree language. Harry was asked to be the chief of Muskeg Lake and served the people in this role for 10 years. For 11 years he served as the Executive Director of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner in Saskatchewan. Harry believes in the power of building relationships as the primary road to a better community and the building block to the strengthening of a people.

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$40.00

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Lunch is provided.     

Facilitators:

Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie OMI is a missionary Oblate who has over 30 years experience ministering among the aboriginal peoples of north and central Saskatchewan.  A large part of that ministry has included facilitation of workshops and retreats on various spiritual topics as well as the 12 Steps. He now serves as chaplain and spiritual director at Star of the North Retreat Centre.  

 

Harry Lafond comes from and lives on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, in Treaty 6 Territory. He belongs to the Cree Nation, which occupies the territories stretching from James Bay to the Rocky Mountains. By profession, Harry is a teacher who holds a Master’s degree in education with certification to teach the Cree language. Harry served as the chief of Muskeg Lake for 10 years. He is currently a councillor and has served in that role for the past 9 years. For 11 years he served as the Executive Director of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner in Saskatchewan. Harry believes in the power of building relationships as the primary road to a better community and the building block to the strengthening of a people.

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Saturday November 23, 201910:00 am - 3:00 pm

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