Springwater Park – Camp Nibi is an interim step in the establishment of a traditional nationally-significant healing centre.

A healing, spiritual and teaching centre integrated into mainstream western culture, set on a very powerful and significant First and Settler Nations landscape.

William James

A place for all races to learn from each other. A realization of traditional Anishinabek teachings.

It’ll need all our help to do: to realize the reason the 193 hectares were saved from the wastelands.

Quotes:

The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

If things are ever to move upward, some one must take the first step, and assume the risk of it. No one who is not willing to try charity, to try non-resistance as the saint is always willing, can tell whether these methods will or will not succeed.

If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.

We can act as if there were a God; feel as if we were free; consider Nature as if she were full of special designs; lay plans as if we were to be immortal; and we find then that these words do make a genuine difference in our moral life.

I saw a moving sight the other morning before breakfast in a little hotel where I slept in the dusty fields. The young man of the house shot a little wolf called coyote in the early morning. The little heroic animal lay on the ground, with his big furry ears, and his clean white teeth, and his little cheerful body, but his little brave life was gone. It made me think how brave all living things are. Here little coyote was, without any clothes or house or books or anything, with nothing to pay his way with, and risking his life so cheerfully — and losing it — just to see if he could pick up a meal near the hotel. He was doing his coyote-business like a hero, and you must do your boy-business, and I my man-business bravely, too, or else we won’t be worth as much as a little coyote.

The moral flabbiness born of the exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That — with the squalid cash interpretation put on the word success — is our national disease.

— Dr. William James 1842 – 1910

PS: A new mandate for the abandoned land: the same “old Springwater” (ie. trails, cenotaph, ponds) but now anchored with a sustainable and mature nation-to-nation relationship.

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