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HBT’s Interfaith Committee and Anishnawbe Health Foundation
September 26, 5:30 pm
Please join us for a memorial to the Indigenous children of the residential school system. Rabbi Splansky and Cantor Rosen, together with our invited Indigenous Elder, volunteers and staff from the Anishnawbe Health Foundation, will be leading this commemoration. This event will be an interactive healing ceremony, guided by Elder Catherine Brooks (bio below). Elder Catherine will be joined by First Nations dancers Nicole Leveck and her daughters Nazarene Pope and Indiana Cada, along with her partner Drummer and Singer Isaiah Cada. Through song, prayer, dance and storytelling, the memorial will be inspirational and educational. It will also help us develop durable partnerships that reflect our shared generational trauma, spirituality and hope.
Register here: https://congregationconnect.tfaforms.net/f/HBTIJM21
Catherine Brooks, Peduhbun Migizi Kwe, (Early Morning Eagle Woman) is Anishnawbe Kwe, a member of Nipissing First Nation, Dodem Bine/Bird Clan, Keke/ Red-tail Hawk, a member of the Bear Medicine Society, sitting with Turtle Clan in the Long-House at Oneida Settlement. Believes in the power of Indigenous culture and community action for achieving self-determination to restore well-being for individuals and communities. An Elder, counsellor, educator, consultant and community worker, she has worked in private practice, in the non-profit sector, government and private sector. She is the Traditional Youth Counsellor at Anishnawbe Health Toronto and currently Elder-in-Residence at St. Matthew’s United Church.
Anishnawbe Health Foundation is a registered, Indigenous-led charity that works with generous donors and partners to support improved health and wellness for the Indigenous community in Toronto by supporting the Indigenous Community Health Centre and reclaiming and restoring traditional Indigenous healing practices. For more information and to sign up for our e-newsletter, please visit www.supportanishnawbe.ca To make a donation, please visit https://supportanishnawbe.ca/donate/make-a-donation/