This past July, Community Living Chatham-Kent personnel went on a Journey of Learning facilitated by Minogiizhgad. The learning included traditional territory acknowledgement development and a Bkejwanong Tour – First Nation historical waterways tour. The plan is for the journey to resume this fall.
Minogiizhgad also guided the agency in developing a Land Acknowledgement Statement which was implemented at the Annual General Meeting in June. Ron Coristine, Executive Director CLC-K, would like to recognize Minogiizhgad’s exceptional mentoring and knowledge advancing the agency.
On August 18th, CLC-K donated $1,000 to the non-profit organization ‘Nwewnan Sasaang’ – Language Nest – Sounds from the Nest program on Walpole Island which specializes in Indigenous language immersion for early childhood education.
Minogiizhgad said, “All the people work tirelessly to try and do what they can to do their part, and in their own way to make contributions like that is really felt, it’s good for the spirit.”
Coristine shared, “it’s how we are all together, working with each other that makes a difference”.
The Nwewnan Sasaang indoor learning environment is a warm, nurturing place that value and stimulate young minds to prepare them for lifelong learning. Children discover the world through a culturally and age-level appropriate curriculum based on Anishinaabe Aadiziwin educational philosophy in a safe and secure environment. For more information about Nwewnan Sasaang visit https://www.nwewnansasaang.org/
Miigwech (thank you) Minogiizhgad.