We are the one's we've been waiting for.
THis MOnth SWB is raising one million Aeroplan miles to support first nations leadership to tell the true story of this land.
Between October 31st and November 7th, Aeroplan will match every mile donated to SWB. Throughout 2017, SWB will work hand in hand with Indigenous Leaders and Partners across Canada to deepen the roots of the reconciliation movement. We will share stories, gather learnings, and help Canadians to step up as allies.
”My people will sleep for 100 years, but when they awake it will be the artists who will give them their spirits back.” - Louis Riel
“Self-Governance comes from here” Musqueam Elder, Shane Point said pointing to his heart ”It’s about doing what is right, handed from our ancestors, our responsibility as parents, as community members to pass on, as an example the young mothers who showed up at a mining company's office to hold them responsible to the spill that happened in their traditional territory, they did not need to be elected, they listened to their hearts and are courageous enough to do what is right."
In these challenging times, we see the roots of change deepening as Indigenous peoples support one another in healing, nation-building, returning to traditional practices, restoring food systems and supporting cultural resurgence.
It is said that there are five pieces that are universal for healing: storytelling, music, prayer/meditation, dancing and connecting to nature.