Friday, July 21, 2017
   
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Reflections on National Aboriginal Day

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day. According to Wikipedia, National Aboriginal Day recognizes and celebrates the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. It was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc to be celebrated on 21 June annually.

In April of this year, Sr. Priscilla Solomon, CSJ received the 2017 Teacher of Peace Award from Pax Christi. Sr. Priscilla, an Ojibway woman from Sault Ste. Marie, has been a spiritual director, and pastoral ministry counsellor. She partners with many justice-related organizations. 
 
“We congratulate Sister Priscilla and send blessings on her ministry of Reconciliation,” says Sr. Betty Lou Knox, CSJ. “I find her words so helpful and inspiring and it seems fitting that we may be challenged by her thoughtful presentation on National Aboriginal Day.” 
 
You can click here to read an excerpt from Sr. Priscilla’s speech at the Teacher of Peace Awards.
 
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