This is particularly important for people working and living downtown Edmonton; Starting on November 1st, Hope Mission will be providing 24/7 shelter space for people in crisis who need rest, recovery, and referrals. It will be a safe, warm shelter to sleep in during the day – something that does not currently exist in Edmonton.150 […]
One Effect of Smudging. Oct 23, 2016 was the second Standing Stones Eucharist held at St. John the Divine Anglican parish in Onoway AB. Oskâpêwis (Indigenous Cultural & Educational Helper) Sharon Pasula talks with a member of the parish, Janet Schumacher about her experience with the smudge in particular. https://youtu.be/htckzWNVqVI
Mixed Blood and Urban Indigenous Identity. If you missed the conversation most of it was recorded. This is the link. About 54 minutes. https://youtu.be/z1ceh1caSBA They ordered lunch for 20 but 35 showed up. It was a mix of young and old, students and people from the community who came to listen and engage in conversation […]
Parish Stories: Fresh Expressions “I feel like I had church.” “I like Standing Stones, especially because I’m Metis.” “The Lord visited us tonight.” These are a few comments from people who participated in the Standing Stones Ceremony at St. Mary Abbots parish in Barrhead Sunday evening. It was part of the “Fresh Expressions” initiated by […]
…there is more to being an Oskâpêwis /Indigenous Cultural & Educational Helper than you think…medicines need to be harvested then prepared for using. Here, the oskâpêwis had an oskâpêwis, Vannessa Cobers who helped take the sage off the stem after it was dried. An easy job but we had a great time of fellowship doing […]
Standing Stones Sermon by The Very Rev. Neil Gordon, All Saints Cathedral Sept 11, 2016 – link https://youtu.be/tmDbj-q_WYI. Story used was a Cree story, The Blind Hunter. Four directions prayer used colors. Sorry the pages are not in order. I scanned it from a hard copy.