With gratitude

A young woman hands out cups of water.
The Rev. Leigh Kern, associate priest at St. James Cathedral, (centre) hands out cups of water.
 on September 1, 2018
Michael Hudson

The Niiganni-gichigami (Lake Ontario) Gratitude Walk and Festival on June 8 in Toronto was led by Indigenous elder Wanda Whitebird. After prayers of gratitude and for the health of the lake and all the waterways connected to it, participants walked to St. James Park, beside the cathedral, for a community barbecue with music and activities. The festival was organized by the Niigaani-gichigami Collective, Toronto Urban Native Ministry and St. James Cathedral. June was National Aboriginal Month.


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