"L'éveil au Cercle" - "Awakening to the Circle"

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Help for the Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa

Dear Friends,

I write to you today asking for your support in helping First Nations
, Metis and Inuit people to reconnect with the land. Naategama or Peaceful Waters is a 230 acre property owned by the Archdiocese of Ottawa and entrusted exclusively for the use of Kateri Native Ministry. Located on the Ottawa River near the Quyon Ferry Landing. Under the direction of Kateri Native Ministry, Naategama has been used for Aboriginal youth and Elder retreats, community workshops, and family reunions of Indian Residential School Survivors.
Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa is moving forward with plans to improve the facilities by installing a floating dock to allow better access to the water for canoeing and swimming. We would like to upgrade washroom amenities, construct a sweat lodge and continue with plans for a more permanent healing and training centre.
Kateri receives no government funding and relies entirely upon the generosity of benefactors like you. A traditional bison feast will be held March 25, 2011 in Mac Hall, Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa, ON, in support of improvement on the land. Tickets are $50 each or a table of eight tickets can be purchased for $425.
Our guest speaker, Viola Thomas (Sto:lo First Nation) of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will speak on the importance of the land in native cultures.
Tickets can be purchased:
1. at www.katerinativeministry.ca using the ‘Buy Now’ button or
2. by cheque made payable to “ Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa” and mailed to: 310-211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa ON K1R 6H5.
Tickets will be delivered to the address provided.
Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa is a Catholic lay ministry registered as a non-profit charitable organization. It is committed to the healing and reconciliation of Aboriginal people under the guidance of the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Your support of Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa is dearly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions you may have.
Thank you,
John Corston
Executive Director
Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa
(613) 565-4180

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