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KINGSTON, FRONTENAC, LENNOX & ADDINGTON Children and Youth Services Planning Committee

Teachings

Ohenton Karihwateh’kwen – The Words Before All Else

We say the words before all else first because it is important that we set down all our concerns and agenda’s and be of one mind that will honour and celebrate our relationships, not just with one and another but with all the energies in Creation. The Ohenton Karihwateh’kwen acknowledges each element in Creation for … Continue reading

The Gift We all Carry

From Paul Carl For a long time now we think of gifts as something we give or get given to us. I see gifts as something we carry for someone else. And we will give that gift to the right person to carry when it is time for them to carry that gift Gifts do … Continue reading

The Flame

By Sarah Dunkley I have been taught that there are special fires in this world. There are sacred fires used in ceremony, fires that provide heat, those that cook our food and the bonfires, where we create memories with our loved ones. But there is one very special fire, which lies within each of us. … Continue reading

Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario

The following information provides summary descriptions of the First Nations tribes that currently reside within the province of Ontario. The tribes are presented in order from those residing in the south to those living in the northern regions of the province.   Haudenosaunee1,2 Haudenosaunee or “People of the Longhouse” are also known as Iroquois and … Continue reading

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