Leaders : Dawn Maracle and Mim Harder
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Lunch: Potluck lunch, bring a dish of your choice!
Co-sponsored by the Barrie Native Friendship Centre and Simcoe County Kairos
Dawn Maracle is Mohawk from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in Southern Ontario. For close to 25 years she has worked with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and communities in Canada and internationally on issues related to Indigenous education, activism, women’s rights, health and governance. She has been facilitating the KBE since 2015 and more recently began helping to grow the KBE network by training facilitators.
Mim Harder grew up in the Markham area with roots in the first families that settled in York Region. As an adult, she began exploring Aboriginal values, spirituality and life. Honouring the Indigenous ancestors that are part of her family is important even though there are many gaps and many unknowns. She has learned to bring together the Christian roots from her childhood and the Spirituality that is at the core of Aboriginal life.