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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation



In anticipation of the September 30, 2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, there was a ‘Sharing our Cultures’ event on September 10 at the historic McDougall Stoney Mission Church, close to the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Southern Alberta.

Local Indigenous, Metis and Scottish cultures were showcased in a vision to share and celebrate Alberta’s history and to reflect on the story of the McDougall Stoney Mission and the Stoney Nakoda people, not forgetting the horrific experiences of many students in residential schools, but to inspire others to follow in the path of peace and mutual respect amongst all peoples.

Walking Buffalo’s grand-daughter and great grand-daughter were present. Clarice Kootenay was asked to speak during the ceremony: “My grandfather, Walking Buffalo, talked about healing and reconciliation long ago. He and other Indigenous leaders carried this message around the world. The four values of MRA/IofC, absolute honesty, love, unselfishness, and purity of heart, are our Stoney values. We are here in reconciliation for the better, we are here for the future. We are honoured to share with you today.”

Listening to the Wisdom of Quiet Voices

For a New World the archival website for MRA/IofC, highlighted the booklet Listening to the Wisdom of Quiet Voices this week in time for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and says:

'Dedicated to those who down through the ages have struggled to preserve the wisdom of indigenous people.

This enlightening publication invites you to embrace the wisdom that often goes unheard in the hustle and bustle of our lives. Discover the transformative power of quiet reflection and deep listening. Explore timeless perspectives on life, purpose, and the human experience shared by individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

In a world filled with noise, these "quiet voices" offer a moment of clarity and inspiration.  Let their words resonate with you and guide you on your journey toward a more mindful and purposeful life.'

Don't miss out on this opportunity to nourish your soul and expand your perspective. Check out "Listening to Wisdom: Quiet Voices" today! Downloadable PDF at Listening to the Wisdom of Quiet Voices