Who We Are
group quilt project by KTRSG members on the legacy of residential schools
We are a group of First Peoples and Settlers who meet monthly.
Our members include indigenous people living in the Kawarthas area, people of local faith groups, and of no religious affiliation. So far, all the Settlers in our group are white people.
We learn together as we explore the brutal truths about our history and ourselves. This includes the Treaty process, as well as the Indian Residential School system and its destructive legacy to individuals, families, communities, languages, cultures, and spiritual ways of living and relating to all of Creation.
We acknowledge that the relationship between the government of Canada, its citizens and the First Peoples has been defined by colonialism, racism, and inequality. We strive to identify those patterns within ourselves and to work to change them.
We are trying our best to become an example of how people from a colonial, dominating culture can work together with each other, with First Peoples and with people from other cultures in respect, justice and equality.
We believe in promoting justice, healing and reconciliation in all possible ways.