September 30th, 2021
Today, on Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Partners of The Healing Place | Tsi Tehshakotitsiéntha’ | Endaji mino-pimaadizin | Lieu de guérison are grieving past, and ongoing injustices against the First Peoples of Turtle Island and reflecting on how we can collectively make our journey towards healing.
The Healing Place — created in partnership between Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, Mohawks of Akwesasne, Algonquins of Shabot Obaadjiwan, Plenty Canada, South Nation Conservation, Ontario Power Generation, and Forests Ontario — is both a tree planting site on the traditional territories of the Algonquin and Mohawk Nations and a collaborative project centered around creating and maintaining a space of healing to help restore land, language, and relationships.
Rooted in values of ethical space and governance, The Healing Place project demonstrates how community members from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds can come together and participate in the healing process of reconciliation, so that we may all learn how to engage in an equitable and just future together.
To explore more about the background, governance, partnerships, and information about The Healing Place, you can read the article by clicking here.