Winter Newsletter is Here!
Catch up on what’s happening at NRNC with our Winter Newsletter online, stop by and grab a copy or download it onto your fav device here!
Generous Donation from Three Keys Tattoo Studio
Thanks to Three Keys Tattoo for their generous donation as part of their Holiday Drive. This year they chose to donate to the NRNC for our community! A big Miigwetch and Nya:weh to Three Keys. The donation will go to good use to our families this season.
NRNC Asked to participate in St. Catharines Compassionate City Project
The NRNC was asked to participate in the Compassionate city project for St. Catharines.
Miigwech and Nya:weh to Julie Rorison @JulieRoar for all your great work on this project.
"It's about seeing each other as individuals, without judgement." -Liz #CompassionateSTC pic.twitter.com/MsJ4CyZUGX
— Julie Roar (@JulieRoar) December 10, 2017
"Compassion changes the story." – Darcy #CompassionateSTC pic.twitter.com/CkwxMPLQF8
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NRNC Youth Boys Basketball Visit the Pros
The NRNC youth boys basketball team travelled to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga to watch the Raptors 905 vs Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids team have two Native Americans playing on their team Bronson Koenig #3 (Ho-Chunk Nation) & Derek Willis #33 (Araphao Tribe). The game was great (even though the Rapids lost), following the game we had the opportunity to meet and talk with Derek & Bronson, along with the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre boys b-ball team. Was a great experience for all of our youth to talk,
Fall Cleanup at NRNC
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.
Louis Riel Day Flag Raising at NRNC
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,
Three Fires Community Justice Volunteer Dinner
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.
Staff Training on Client Communications
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.