Focus on the greatest goal you can imagine — your needs will be provided for.

December 7, 2018

How are we to live our lives?

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:25-33 Sermon on the Mount

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Aim high and live in the present | Jordan Peterson

Springwater Park was conceptualized as my highest goal.

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I worked with Jim Dumont at Springwater Park in 2013.

November 27, 2018

I will never forget.

Onaubinisay at the 2018 Parliament of World’s Religions in Toronto.


A fine discussion by a very important Anishinaabe elder: Eddie Benton-Benai

December 29, 2016

The journey of the Ojibwe from the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, to Ontario and then onto Wisconsin.

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Click herehttp://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365039287

This explains the understanding of the land that is Springwater Park.

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Ojibwe history

Experience the Native-American oral tradition. Eddie Benton-Benai shares the legacy of his people, speaking of many prophecies, including one that led Ojibwe from the East Coast to Wisconsin and what they would find.

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Can sports be a medicine, a method of healing, of bringing peace across nations?

September 18, 2015

Chief Oren Lyons believes this to be the very essence of lacrosse

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L to R: Chief Oren Lyons, Danny Beaton, Alicja Rozanska, John Mohawk, and Rigel Rozanski in front. Photo by Brian Daniels around 2001.

An interesting article in today’s the Toronto Star Onondaga Nation to host world indoor lacrosse championship:

The Onondaga Nation, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois, will become the first indigenous people to host a major international sporting event when they welcome teams from 13 countries on Friday for the world indoor lacrosse championships.

Lyons, a faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan on the Onondaga Council of Chiefs and one of the event organizers, sees it as an opportunity for the Iroquois to unite the world.

“It’s important to have this kind of a contest and this kind of an event to raise the spirits of the people and to keep their heads up,” said the 85-year-old Lyons from his home near Syracuse, N.Y. “It’s important to have our players shaking hands across these many different nations and borders and times and issues in our common cause for world peace.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to emphasize that, and we will. Our doors are open.”

And:

“World peace is a central theme of these games — friendship and healing,” said Lyons. “The foundation of this game has been for peace and medicine, for healing. It’s always been a healing game.”

The doors to Springwater Park are also open.

First Nations Drum article.


In Anishinaabekwe culture, women have the responsibility to care for water.

February 25, 2015

Springwater Park is a major headwaters to the internationally-important Minesing Wetlands. In April 2013, they acted to save pure, uncompromised water (nibi in Annishinaabe).

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From IndigenousRising.org, September 24, 2014: Meet Josephine Mandamin (Anishinaabekwe), The “Water Walker”

With a copper pail of water in one hand and a staff in the other, Josephine Mandamin, an Anishabaabewe grandmother took on a sacred walk, traversing over 10,900 miles around each of the Great Lakes. She is known as the “Water Walker.”

According to the Michigan Sea Grant, the Great Lakes shoreline is equal to almost 44% of the circumference of the earth. “When you see someone walking with a pail of water, you wonder, where is she going with that water.”

So the message is, water is very precious, and I will go to any lengths to and direction to carry the water to the people.”

“As women, we are carriers of the water. We carry life for the people. So when we carry that water, we are telling people that we will go any lengths for the water. We’ll probably even give our lives for the water if we have to. We may at some point have to die for the water, and we don’t want that,” said Mandamin.

Mandamin joined the team of indigenous representatives from the Indigenous Environmental Network at the People’s Climate March during the week of September 18th to the 24th. “Why I’m here is because I really feel for the water. And to give the message to people that Water is a human right.”

“Water has to live, it can hear, it can sense what we’re saying, it can really, really, speak to us. Some songs come to us through the water. We have to understand that water is very precious.”

In Anishinaabekwe culture, women are given the responsibility to take care of the water. “The water of Mother Earth, she carries life to us, and as women we carry life through our bodies. We as women are life-givers, protectors of the water, and that’s why we are very inclined to give mother earth the respect that she needs for the water,” said Mandamin.

That’s our responsibility, our role, and our duty, to pass on the knowledge and understanding of water, to all people, not just Anishinabe people, but people of all colors.”

In the wake of extreme extractive industries such fracking, oil, and coal, access to clean water is rapidly declining. “In our prophecies, in our Three Fires Midewiwin Society, we are taught that water is very precious. I was told by a grand chief that 30 years from now an ounce of water will cost as much as an ounce of gold if we continue with our negligence,” said Mandamin.

“If we discontinue our negligence, we can change things around. That’s why I am really embodying the prophecy. You’ve heard of ‘Walk The Talk,’ this is why I walk.”

Josephine and others are on the move this summer: Migration Water Walk 2015.

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Posted on iLoveMidhurst.ca.


Margaret Atwood talks about these “sinister” Ontario and local politicians?

August 18, 2014

An important warning about the destruction of Wasaga Beach and Georgian Bay.

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Click here for video  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUDUKDVN27g.

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To Do:

  • Click here for information so you can write a hand-written letter to Premier Wynne complaining about this type of unfair propaganda.
  • And here to find out who are the other +44,600 fools who agree with these types of people.

Last Sunday’s “super-est” full moon really brought them out to Springwater Park

August 12, 2014

Fellowship, lessons, laughter, pain: a celebration of our time together.

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— see Perigee “Super” Moon images from Around the World

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The perigee Moon from Toronto, Canada at 8:35 pm EDT. Credit and copyright: Rick Ellis.

bye bye Robin

 


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