This fall we’ve undertaken a big cleanup removing some old buildings that have been needed to be removed for sometime. This removal will allow us to utilize more of our Niagara On The Lake property for land based activities and recreation. A big Miigwech and Nya:weh to Belchior Construction, and Walker Industries for their help in clearing the old building to make way for new cultural activities and programming opportunities at our centre.
It was a nice day out for a flag raising at NRNC. Niagara Regional Métis Council Chair Brain Kon and Niagara Regional Native Centre Cultural Resource Coordinator Phil Davis raised the Métis Nation of Ontario flag together with a Haudenosaunee Unity Flag in honour of Louis Riel Day. Also in attendance for the flag raising were Métis Citizen and Niagara Regional Police Officer Mitch Dumont, Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Coordinator Blue Hill and NRNC Executive Director Mitch Baird and several NRNC members. Marsee,
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.