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Common Ground Treaty Walk

posted 22 Jan 2019, 14:05 by June Miller, MCA Communications   [ updated 22 Jan 2019, 14:09 ]
Common Ground Treaty Walk
How might we live into the spirit and intent of our Treaties?
How can we cultivate Indigenous-Settler relationships of mutual understanding and care?

Between May 31 and June 14, 30 Indigenous, unionist and Church walkers will journey 320 kilometres from Edmonton (Treaty 6) to Calgary (Treaty 7). Stopping at a dozen sites to host public "Treaty Talks" (see, the walk seeks to honour the sacred covenants of these lands and the call of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for "sustained, public education and dialogue" on Treaties. Would you like to join? Mennonite Church Canada is helping Indigenous colleagues and the Health Sciences Association of Alberta organize the Common Ground Treaty Walk and we have space for four core Mennonite walkers!

If you are interested and available for 15 days, please email Steve Heinrichs (, director of Indigenous-Settler Relations, for more details and a registration form. Please note that there will be no limit to "day-walker" participation; the more Mennonites, the better!

Treaty Talk - Sharing the River of Life is a 50 minute teaching tool to better understand our collective responsibility to treaty. The purpose of this video is to build understanding, allyship and bridges for better relationship and work together. This film, through the sharing of a traditional Cree understanding on natural law and treaty, will explore and model how indigenous nations and non-indigenous allies in Canada can come together to transform racism and discrimination at a local and systemic level and to build a future of mutual benefit.

Full Legnth video is available free of charge at