Gathering Seven

Spirit of the Island:  Manitoulin’s People
Stories of Indigenous – Settler Historical Dynamics

Gathering Seven ~ Pamela mcLaughlin          Learning from Past Mistakes

            Author's Notes: Rhonda L. Paulsen

                - Indian Act(s)

                - Duality of Cultures: "Us/Them"


Ji kendaming gaa-bi niseyaang

Rassemblement sept – Pamela McLaughlin      Tirer des leçons des erreurs passées

Notes de l’auteur : Rhonda L. Paulsen

      - La Loi sur les Indiens

      - La dualité des cultures : « nous » et « eux »





                              Tide Pool, Dominion Bay -  photo by E. J. Thipphawong     


"The world in which you were born

            is just one model of reality.

Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you.

            They are unique manifestations of the human spirit." 

                                                                                                   Wade Davis


Learning Outcomes ~ upon completion of this gathering, the student will be able to…

1. Recognize and respect the role of First Peoples in what is now Canada (historically, i.e. pre-confederation to the present).

2. Gain a general understanding of relevant legislation in Canada regarding Indigenous peoples.

3. Demonstrate an openness to people’s diversity and commonalities.