Friday, 30 October 2020

Treaties Recognition Week 2020

November 1-7, 2020

Treaties are legally binding agreements that set out the rights, responsibilities and relationships of First Nations and the federal and provincial governments. They form the basis of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Although many treaties were signed more than a century ago, treaty commitments are just as valid today as they were then. First Nations were the original occupants of this land we call Ontario. The British Crown (government) and First Nations negotiated and signed treaties with the intent of delivering mutual benefits. First Nations signed as independent, self-governing nations. 

 Ontario is covered by 46 treaties and other agreements. Use the interactive treaties map to find out which treaty applies to any location in the province. Native-Land Interactive Map Despite the promise of early treaties and the mutually respectful partnerships they established, Indigenous peoples were targeted by colonial policies designed to exploit, assimilate and eradicate them. Today, the Ontario government is working to rebuild trust and relationships with treaty partners and Indigenous peoples. Part of that effort includes educating Ontarians about the role treaties play in our lives and relationships with each other today.

Here are some links to help in our journey together because... 
"We Are All Treaty People"

Hayden King on Treaties

Hayden King is Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchi'mnissing, in Huronia Ontario. Hayden has been teaching Indigenous politics and policy since 2007 with academic positions at McMaster, Carleton and Ryerson Universities. His research and commentary on Indigenous nationhood and colonialism in Canada is published widely.

Hayden has also served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, Director of Research at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, and Scholar-in-Residence at the Conference Board of Canada. He is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, adjunct professor at Carleton, and the co-founder of the language-arts collective, the Ogimaa Mikana Project.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

What's Going On

These Covid times have changed so many things for us and we are experiencing things in a different way right now, that's for sure!!  One of the things that might be challenged but doesn't have to change is our FAITH!!

Included in this post are the online happenings and the in-person happenings at our local parishes. And man... they have been hard at work putting together so many things for their faith communities.  
Take the opportunity to pop in, join, scroll or twitch !!

St. Anne's Parish

On facebook, we livestream Masses, the family rosary, periodic "shows" by our priests etc....)

Our Instagram: @steannechurch

Our website with resources, bible studies, access to FORMED (sort of a Catholic Netflix)

Most importantly of interest to our students would be our all new Twitch stream.   Ste Anne's Fr. Robert @Fr_Roboto and St. Michael's (Leamington) Fr. Steve Marsh @padrepwnag will be hosting "Just Business" a video gaming live stream where they go head to head, and take questions from the viewers. 
Just Business: Friday Night Twitch Stream
To easily hop on the stream here is the link:  and
Our newly elevated Blessed, Blessed Carlo Acutis - patron saint of computer programmers and video gamers will be mentioned.

Weekend Mass Times: Ste. Anne’s Parish
Sat 5:30pm - In-person or live stream
Sun 8:00am - In-person or live stream 
Sun 10:00am - In-person
Sun 12:00pm - In-person or live stream 
You can watch live on Facebook. In-person attendance requires reservations online at

Good Shepherd Parish

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  Refuel Thursdays – In Person or online


Alpha – It is not too late to join


AV Team – Great opportunities for high school students to volunteer

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Weekend Mass Times: Good Shepherd Parish
Sat 5pm - In-person or live stream
Sun 9am - In-person or live stream
Sun 11am - In-person or live stream
Sun 7pm - Replay on live stream
You can watch live on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch. In-person attendance requires reservations online at