Letter to the Editor:
Spirit of reconciliation
I saw the spirit of reconciliation take its course by bringing people together in a good way. What I witnessed yesterday (June 21) was absolutely phenomenal and astounding.
In so saying, I can attest the wisdom and wise words of Ogichidaa Sakatcheway are alive as we all witnessed at the local celebrations of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Upon signing the Treaty 3 Adhesion in 1874 for the traditional territory of Lac Seul, Ogichidaa Sakatcheway said:
“If you give what I ask, the time may come when I will ask you to lend me one of your daughters and one of your sons to live with us; and in return I will lend one of my daughters and one of my sons for you to teach what is good, and after what they have learned, to teach us. If you grant what I ask, although I do not know you, I will shake hands with you.”
Witnessing yesterday’s event, I am assured the collective healing and reconciliation journey is well on its way. We need to keep moving forward celebrating milestones as we reach them step by step.
Meegwetch all for what you do.