Indigenous Allies Working Group

“We acknowledge that where we meet is the land and territory of the Anishnaabeg [Ah-nish-naw-beg] people, and that we gather with gratitude to our Mississauga neighbours.
We say “meegwetch” to thank them and other Aboriginal peoples for taking care of this land from time immemorial and for sharing this land with those of us who are newcomers.
Out of that gratitude, we are called to treat the land, its plants, animals, stories, and its Peoples with honour and respect. We are all Treaty people.”

For a calendar of Kawartha Area First Nations and Other Indigenous Events, click here

THE STORY OF OUR TREATIES: Defining Relationships Between Peoples
Friday, February 2, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ann Taylor, Cultural Archivist for Curve Lake, will present a new video describing the treaties related to this land: Inaakonigewin Andaadad Aki: Michi Saagig Treaties. The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough, 775 Weller Street (at Medical Drive), an accessible location. $5-10 donation or pay what you’re able. Free parking.

Friday, November 10, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

David Newhouse (Onondaga), Professor and Chair of Indigenous Studies at Trent University, will offer insights from his conversations with business leaders. This is the fifth in an occasional series of events where Indigenous storytellers share stories of this region – where we’ve come from and where we are going – together. $5-10 donation or pay what you can.

This is the fifth of an occasional series of events where Indigenous storytellers share stories of this region — where we’ve come from and where we are going — together.

Join us in the Social Hall at the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough. 775 Weller Street. Free parking. For more details, or for information about accessibility, please contact Rev. Julie Stoneberg (705) 741-0968

Friday, April 29th, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

UFP’s Indigenous Working Group invites you to an evening of stories of reconciliation with Dr. Dan Longboat, Professor of Indigenous Environmental Studies and Science program, Trent University.

Dan will reflect on what is needed to lay the groundwork for reconciliation of Indigenous and settler peoples.

Dan Longboat is Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River. He is Director of the Indigenous Environmental Studies Program at Trent, the first in North America to integrate Indigenous traditional knowledge with a Western scientific approach. Dan is known for his Traditional Haudenosaunee knowledge and has taught Mohawk culture at Trent in addition to his work in Indigenous Environmental Studies.

This is the third of an occasional series of events where Indigenous storytellers share stories of this region — where we’ve come from and where we are going — together.

Cost:      $5-10 donation or pay what you can.  For more information, contact Rev. Julie Stoneberg.

Accessibility: Wheel-chair accessible. Microphone will be used. If you need an American Sign Language (A.S.L) interpreter (we will cover the cost), or additional accommodations, please let us know as early as possible.


Reconciliation Dialogues

How to be a People of Reconciliation; A workshop presented by the UFP Indigenous Working Group
Sunday, Feb. 14, 1pm to 4pm – includes a Light Lunch at 12:15pm

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, in their final report, has issued a “Call to Action” for us to ‘honour the truth of the Residential Schools and reconcile for the future.’ How do we, as a congregation, locate ourselves within this process in a way that will lead us toward reconciliation with our Indigenous neighbours?
Please sign up at Florence’s table or call Jan Bowen 705.745.2990 (maximum 20 people)