I knew you when I was young your pristine forests, my playground your sparkling clearwater lakes with calm depths and sandy beaches with haunting calls of loons as the sun is setting across the lake I knew your fast-flowing waters, … Continue reading Kikāwinaw (to Mother Earth)
absorbed in thought as I stand atop high limestone cliffs gazing across the divide at a shoreline that mirrors the one upon which I stand looking downward to the space beneath dry riverbed full of shrubs and willows struggling to … Continue reading Standing at the Edge of a Limestone Cliff
July 10, 2021 I want to continue my lament, mainly about Manitoba’s racist premier Pallister, but I needed to ‘take ten’ after I heard him ‘imply’ that Indigenous people “only destroy rather than build.” Those hunks of metal become meaningless … Continue reading Now we are the tāpānak
A Reflection on the Toppling of Statues July 7, 2021 I have just returned from a northern community which has been impacted by hydro development with the building of another dam in their area. People are grieving the loss of … Continue reading Sacred Sites
July 12, 2021 As the impoundment begins at another northern dam, I cannot help but express my despair and grief over the loss of more land and shoreline along those lakes and rivers, as well as all the factors involved … Continue reading When Does Reconciliation Begin?
Kohkoms’ Healing Gathering Report PDF Copy Overview The Kohkoms’ Healing Gathering at Grand Rapids this past summer brought together, for the first time, a group of grandmothers from various hydro-affected communities. It was a time of sharing common issues between … Continue reading Kohkoms’ Gathering Report
ICH was busy this summer. In July, we hosted a Kohkoms’ Healing Gathering at the Grand Rapids Culture Camp. The purpose of this event was for Kohkoms from various hydro-affected communities, to get together, share their experiences, build solidarity, and … Continue reading ICH Current Projects
The Interchurch Council on Hydropower and Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery bring you photos, video and art from the other end of the power line. – 22 large scale photos of people and places near big dams – 15 pencil-drawn … Continue reading The Art of Reconciliation