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HONOURING INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH

Elder and Knowledge Keeper, Norman Meade

Shares his Indigenous Teachings that connect to his Christian Faith

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 11:00 am

ST. THOMAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, 131 8th St, Morden

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 7:00 – 8:30

SUNCATCH, MORDEN (8th & Stephen)

In case of rain it will be at St. Thomas Anglican Church

131 8th St. (half a block north of the Suncatch)

 

Elder Norman will speak on the Seven Sacred Teachings as he relates them to Scripture. Norman Meade is an Elder and Knowledge Keeper as well as an Ordained Minister in the Anglican Church so relates these teachings to his own faith as a Christian. He says his two different roles don’t really fit one on top of the other; they’re more like two circles that come together and overlap. Meade was honoured with an A.C.E (Aboriginal Circle of Educators) award for his work bridging traditional and biblical teachings, as well as providing Indigenous perspectives in education. In his eyes, the most rewarding aspect of his work is being able to teach others. He will be speaking for an hour and then will take questions.

The Seven Sacred Teachings

The Seven Teachings are sacred to Elder Norman and his Christian faith as he connects them to Scripture. These seven values should be held in high esteem for all peoples. Being people of the land and creation, and teachings being passed on orally from generation to generation, they have attached teachings to animals for better understanding.