“With our deepest gratitude, the Board and Staff of the Kateri Native Ministry would like to thank Tony Solomon of Mukwa teepees for guiding all the volunteers in putting up our teepee. It looks so beautiful and majestic on the land that boaters slow down to see. I was honoured to be apart of the ceremony and sit and listen to the many teachings of creation and the differences of worldview.

It was hot and sometimes difficult however, the many hands and efforts helped make this sacred space a reality.

We did ceremony and feasted in the teepee with grateful hearts. Miigwetch to everyone. I can’t name them all as some arrived in the morning and some arrived later in the day. I drove out to Naataagaama yesterday and it is truly a beautiful sight.”

– Donna Naughton, Executive Director

We would like to honour Rosella Kinoshameg for receiving the Magis award last night at the Jesuits of Canada Provincial Dinner. Rosella has been doing work in Wiikwemkoong First Nation for her whole life supporting the community. Miigwetch Rosella.

Kateri Native Ministry will be running a retreat based around the Jesuit Forum “Listening to Indigenous Voices booklet. It will be happening January 20-22 at the Galilee Centre. Details and registration can be found below:

Join with us at the Galilee Centre to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and to honour the Survivors of Indian Residential Schools, their families and communities by reflecting together on our path forward towards right relations.

This year we are honoured to have John Rice, Elder and Knowledge Keeper from Wasauksing First Nations with us to lead us. John is a wonderful teacher and counselor grounded in the Life Affirming Traditional Spiritual Teachings. We have been richly blessed to host events that he has lead and we are deeply grateful to have him back with us.

There is no cost for this event, though good will offerings are always appreciated.

A retreat happening in September being run by the Jusuit Forum. Our Director Donna will be one of the leaders for the retreat. For more information, visit the link below.…/listening-to…/

We want to share this interview with Harry Lafond, an Indigenous Deacon.