Beautiful decorations and a beautiful meal to thank all the volunteers that make the Three Fires Community Justice program happen each and every day. Grandmother Renee Thomas Hill started the evening with a traditional opening and NRNC’s own Cultural Resource Coordinator Phil Davis smudged for the community and for our meals. Awards were given to all of our community volunteers and a special blanket presentation to Edna Campos and Tanja Steinbach for all of their tremendous dedication to the program over the years.
A joint training between the NRNC, Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre and the Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle helping our staff to improve communication with our clients and each other. Big Miigwech and Nia:wen to the IDHC for a great day with lots of laughs and learning.
Just some pictures from today’s bring your kid to work day at NRNC. Each November 1st our working folks at the centre bring their kids to work to learn about what their parents do each day to help out our community. Nice to have a great group of youth helping out today!
From L to R. NRNC Homeward Bound Coordinator Debbie Sexsmith, NRNC President Karl Dockstader, NRNC Vice President Darcy Belanger, NRNC Executive Director Mitch Baird, St Catharines Parks , Recreation and Culture Phil Cristi, St Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik
Miigwech and Nia:wen to St Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik for stopping by the Centre for a tour and talk on St. Catharines working together in partnership with our Centre. It’s always a honour to have our local dignitaries visit to learn about our work and partner in future projects.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our longtime colleague and friend Margaret Harker. Margaret was beloved by our Niagara Indigenous community for many years, working in several different roles at our centre. She worked tirelessly each day to make a difference and for that we will always be indebted and grateful.