Indigenous Cultural Awareness
As part of their field training experience The Messengers of the Gospel had some in-house conversations and learning using the book ” Introduction to First Nations Ministry” by Cheryl Bear-Barnetson. They then participated in a “blanket” ceremony. At the conclusionof the blanket ceremony they made their way out to the Sandy-Saulteaux Retreat Centre. This day-long event helped them to have a greater awareness of Indigenous Culture. Cadets saw a sweat lodge and teepee and heard testimonies from various people at the Centre. This time was planned by Majors Dana and Robert Reid and lead by Major Shari Russell.