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Reconciliation begins with opening arms and learning about the history of the Anishinaabe of Treaty 2 Territory

December 17, 2019

Treaty 2 Territory – Part of reconciliation is building relations with both the Anishinaabe (Original Peoples) and non-Indigenous people. Today, opening the arms of both the Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) and the Dauphin Kings Junior A Hockey Club was the first step.  A blanket exercise, which is a history and reconciliation exercise conducted by Elder Gladys Malcom and Phyllis Racette was held at the Life Long Learning Lodge in Dauphin, Treaty 2 Territory. The blanket exercise included the FNT2T Knowledge Council, FNT2T staff, Dauphin Kings and facilitators from the Ebb and Flow First Nation.

To begin the session, Nakodan Greyeyes from Pinaymootang First Nation and Captain Brendan Arnold presented facilitators Elder Malcolm and Phyllis Racette of the Ebb and Flow First Nation with some tobacco.

The exercise was an excellent start to knowing the history of what really happened during European contact and how our Nations were treated after.  Today, there was no blame, it was about building a solid relationship with the local hockey club and opening up a relation building process.  FNT2T’s focus as of late has been building relations and building them through sport.

Dauphin Kings Junior A Club, the FNT2T Knowledge Council, and FNT2T Staff participate in a Blanket Exercise with Phyllis Racette of Ebb and Flow First Nation

It was really fitting today it happened at our 10,000 Square ft building (formerly Thunders) in Dauphin in which will be going through some renovations to host the K-4 Anishinaabemownin school, LLL Lodge and Elite Training Centre. 

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Last modified: December 17, 2019

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