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!
A great crowd of 150 ghosts and goblins came out for the annual NRNC Halloween party. Community went through the haunted house and had a fun and scary night. The prize for the “Margaret Harker Original Costume Award” going to the awesome Groot!. Check out all the scary pics!
By Shannon Hill, Blue Hill, and Ashley Buck
We traveled to Sault Ste. Marie this past weekend to participate in the Ontario Native Basketball Invitational tournament held in Sault Ste Marie. Teams all across Ontario competed in this high caliber tournament, teams came from as far as Moose Factory.
Majority of this team is 16&17yrs old and never even played organized basketball and it was our first time playing together as a team but yet they went into this tournament making a name for themselves.
Have good thoughts and prayers for our Boys as they travel this weekend to The Sault for this year’s Ontario Native Basketball Tournament. Go get em we need a trophy for the front hall case!
Today the office parking lot was freshened up with new lines. Over time the lines had faded making it harder to park and our handicapped spaces we’re not as clearly marked. Big miigwech and Nia wen to Facilities Manager Dave Sault and our Cultural Resource Coordinator Phil Davis on taking the initiative to fix the parking lines and making the centre a little better each day!
St. Catharines city council is moving to create a formal partnership with Niagara Regional Native Centre.
Councillors unanimously passed a motion by Mayor Walter Sendzik Monday to support the move, which aims to strengthen relationships. As well, the centre will advise the city on the implementation of the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.
City staff were directed to work with the centre to prepare a memorandum of understanding as the basis for the partnership.