Where do we even begin?! If you don’t know what Riverstone is, let us give you a brief description – magical forests, a winding river, trails, farmland, gardens, cosy cabins, a stone house, sauna’s, an expansive pavilion for events and more! And what do we do there? Such a variety of incredible things, but my task is to focus on my favourite, which has been our Truth and Reconciliation Days. This is a program that invites Indigenous community members and youth to meet with non-Indigenous community members and youth in a neutral and beautiful environment. We invite Indigenous elders, teachers, students, poets, actors and artists to share their teachings, wisdom, and creativity with non-Indigenous youth. Non-Indigenous youth are invited to listen and also speak to their culture and perspectives. This exchange is powerful and poignant. It allows students to discover where they intersect and where there is work to be done for greater connection and healing. Its youth getting to know youth in a safe and supportive environment. Our first video captures some of the feelings and thoughts of our summer exchange between Somali youth from the greater Toronto area and Wolastoqiyik youth from Tobique First Nation. Enjoy “Youth Talk Truth”!
- Riverstone Reconciliation Days!
- The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business has featured The Indigenous Journey in their Jan 2018 newsletter
- Collingwood Today
- The Indigenous Journey is proud to be featured in The HIP Circle December 2018 Newsletter
- Elephant Thoughts Educational Outreach is pleased to announce $74,400 in funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation