For more information on the CARFLEO Conference’s keynote Sr. Priscilla Solomon, see her Salt & Light interview
Sr. Priscilla is also one of the presenters in Kateri TV’s Medicine Wheel Teachings.
Some videos Sr. Priscilla used during her Thursday evening address:
Murray Sinclair What Is Reconciliation? TRC
Elder Albert Dumont
Gabrielle Fayant: Recognition is the First Step to Reconciliation
Sr. Priscilla shared videos featuring Richard Hall and Verna Grozier. Resources from the Legacy of Hope Foundation
TRUTH: In My Own Words from the Truth Reconciliation and Hope Conference
We started Friday morning with a welcome from Eddie Robinson.
Theologian that Sr. Priscilla referred to: Fr. Robert Schreiter Fr. Robert Schreiter’s Books See also his article: The Distinctive Characteristics of Christian Reconciliation by Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.
Mike Cachagee from the Kairos Conference on What Residential Schools Didn’t Teach Us
Marie Wilson from the Kairos Conference: Becoming Two Again
Source of Trauma Rocks exercise that Sr. Priscilla adapted:
Sr. Priscilla didn’t get to these videos:
Reconciliation: In My Own Words from the Truth Reconciliation and Hope Conference
Hope: In My Own Words from the Truth Reconciliation and Hope Conference
Concluding Poem: Some by Daniel Berrigan SJ
(to the Plowshares 8, with love)
Some stood up once, and sat down.
Some walked a mile, and walked away.
Some stood up twice, then sat down.
“It’s too much,” they cried.
Some walked two miles, then walked away.
“I’ve had it,” they cried,
Some stood and stood and stood.
They were taken for fools,
they were taken for being taken in.
Some walked and walked and walked –
they walked the earth,
they walked the waters,
they walked the air.
“Why do you stand?” they were asked, and
“Why do you walk?”
“Because of the children,” they said, and
“Because of the heart, and
“Because of the bread,”
“Because the cause is
the heart’s beat, and
the children born, and
the risen bread.”
This is the design on the scarf given in thanks to Sr. Priscilla. Here is the story behind the scarf:
The Story Behind Not Forgotten in Maxine’s words:
“Our mothers and daughters, sisters and aunties and grandmothers. Our women are our heart and our spirit, always honoured, never forgotten. I am Dakota Sioux, a woman and mother, and an artist, These are inseparable facets of who I am and how I live in the world. That world, the world we all live and move in, is a place of great and terrible beauty, of wonder and tragedy.”
“In this painting, Not Forgotten, I speak to that wonder and beauty and tragedy. To capture both the wonder and the tragedy, I wanted to include motifs which connect with all the places and our peoples live.”
“Turning first to the West Coast peoples, I am honoured to have been allowed to include the moon image of my friend, artist and visionary Roy Henry Vickers, an image I first encountered in his illustrations for Dave Bouchard’s The Elders Are Watching.”
“From the North, I incorporated the image of Sedna, the source of all the creatures of the sea. I have always been drawn to the shell and bead work of the Maliseet and other East Coast peoples and in this painting, have echoed the fluidity and grace of their compelling designs.”
“The two feathers acknowledge the Metis and the people of the grasslands and woodlands of the plains and forests.”
“Finally, the floating figures throughout the painting are the spirits and the presence of the missing and murdered women. ”
“Missing but never lost, Always present, always remembered.”