Posted by Jim Dawson on Sep 10, 2021
Did your heart break at the news of hundreds of children buried in unmarked graves? Did you question ”Why didn’t I know about this?”  Are you wanting to learn more or to do something to take action?   Grace United Church, in conjunction with 7090 RotaryHIP is sponsoring a speaker series called Indigenous Voices on alternate Wednesdays starting at 7-8:30pm Sept 29.  The series is intended to inform people by having outstanding Indigenous speakers talk to us directly.
  • Sept 29 Amos Key Jr who is Executive Director of SONICS Six Nations Radio and former Vice Provost at Brock University will introduce the series with a talk on “Building respectful relations and understanding” 
  • Oct 13 Bryant Peters is a Professor of Indigenous Studies for General Arts and Science  at Fleming College. Bryant will address “What you need to know about the Indian Act” 
  • Oct 27 Steven Greyeyes is the Education Coordinator for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; he will be speaking on the work of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation with the title “Residential Schools- History and Reconciliation” Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and bring diverse views to discuss. 
  • Nov 10 Elder Renee Thomas-Hill is an educator, elder, and grandmother.  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. "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."
The speaker series will be available on Zoom through donation with suggested donation $10.00 per session. Net proceeds will be used to support the Mohawk Village Memorial Garden. Reservations for one or more sessions are available at Port Dover Jewellery and Gifts, or by contacting Mary at 67 Dogwood Dr. Simcoe N3Y 0B2 cell 519-410-4022.
More information and Registration 
This link will forward you to Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise
Jim Dawson, 519-583-3328
Chair, Rotary HIP 7090 Sub-Committee