by Brita Chell
Member, Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede
Member, Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission
The Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede
99 Turner Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3J 2S9
[email protected]
We acknowledge that the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Cree, and Dakota Nations, and the homeland of the Metis Nation, and that we gather on Treaty 1 land. We are grateful for their stewardship of this land and their hospitality, which allows us to live, work, and serve God the Creator here.
The 4th Annual "A Learning Journey 2019: Moving Beyond Words" 

During Rupert's Land Indigenous Awareness Month, the Parish of St. James Anglican Church (SJAC), the Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede (SSSB), and Epiphany Indigenous Anglican Church (EIAC) invite you to attend a series of
events exploring Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations:

          Monday        June 3            7:00 pm.                   SSSB (99 Turner Ave.)
Keynote Speaker … James Favel, co-founder of the Bear Clan Patrol. Many people talk about what needs to be done … the Bear Clan acts: they have moved beyond words in many ways.

          Tuesdays       June 4-25                                         EIAC (730 McPhillips St.)
Language Classes … Learn the basics of Ojibwe (4:30-5:30), Cree (6:00-7:00), or Michif (7:30-8:30). $10 per language (includes all 4 classes), or $25 for all three.
Pre-registration and payment required.*

          Wednesday  June 5            7:00-8:30 pm.         SSSB
Drumming … Part 1 of 2. Learn how to work with your drum and care for its spirit. Continues on June 12.

          Thursday      June 6            7:00-9:00 pm.         SSSB
Beading Workshop … Part 1 of 4. Learn the 2-needle stitch, beading on pellon, so that you will know how to bead on leather. $25. Pre-registration*; limited space. Note – Locations alternate weekly but start at SSSB.

          Monday        June 10         1:00-4:00 pm.         SSSB
KAIROS Blanket Exercise … Learn the history of Turtle Island (North America) colonization that we should have been taught in school.

          Monday        June 10         7:00-9:00 pm.         SSSB
Oral Storytelling Workshop … With writer and storyteller, Joe McLellen.

          Tuesday        June 11                                          EIAC
Languages … Part 2 of 4.

          Wednesday  June 12         7:00-8:30 pm.         SSSB
Drumming … Part 2 of 2.

          Thursday      June 13         7:00-9:00 pm.         SJAC (195 Collegiate St.)
Beading … Part 2 of 4.

          Saturday       June 15                                          SJAC
Artisanal Sale … Sale of work by local Indigenous artists … Tentative: check website or call to confirm.

          Monday        June 17         6:30 pm.                  SJAC
KAIROS Blanket Exercise … Repeat of June 10.

          Tuesday        June 18                                          EIAC
Languages … Part 3 of 4.

          Thursday      June 20         7:00-9:00 pm.         SSSB
Beading … Part 3 of 4.

          Friday             June 21         7:00 pm.                SJH (525 Tylehurst St.)
National Indigenous Peoples Day: Indigenous Service of the Word.

          Saturday       June 22                                         St. Peter Dynevor
Sacred Circle … Gatherings 9:00-4:00; Feast, 4:40; Gospel Jamboree, 7:00.
At the “Old Stone Church” located north of East Selkirk, on Church Road.

          Sunday          June 23         10:00 am.              SJH
Annual Opening of Heritage Church … Guest Speaker: Rev. Canon Alvin Jacobs. Melanie Delva, from the National Church, will be in attendance. All are welcome.

          Monday        June 24         7:00 pm.                SJAC
Ask an Elder Panel … An opportunity to meet with our elders and presenters to learn more. All questions are welcome.

          Tuesday        June 25                                        EIAC
Languages … Part 4 of 4.

          Wednesday  June 26         6:00-9:00 pm.      SJAC
Wrap-up Potluck … Enjoy the fellowship of a shared meal while we discuss what
we have learned and plan for future relationships as we “move beyond words”.

          Thursday      June 20         7:00-9:00 pm.       SJAC
Beading … Part 4 of 4.

Most events are no charge – a donation basket will be on hand, with funds going to support inner-city missions.

For more information phone SJAC (204-888-3489) or Elizabeth (204-475-9956).

* To Register for Languages or Beading, phone Elizabeth or email: [email protected]

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