Truth, Reconciliation & the Land

Presenter: Rev. Karen Fraser Gitilz

Worship Facilitators: Marcia Epstein and Lynn Nugent

Music: Music Director Jane Perry


What does it mean to live on this land? Our answers are shaped by our cultures and ways of knowing and these are different depending on who we are — Indigenous, Settler or Immigrant. This morning’s talk is a personal sharing and an invitation for you to reflect on your own relationship with the land and waters that sustain us.

Karen will be accompanied by one or two additional members of the Water Walkers. She has requested that our service be reimagined to include Indigenous perspectives, so our service structure will be slightly different this week.

Karen Fraser Gitlitz is a settler of English, Scottish and French ancestry currently living as a guest on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. Karen is a Unitarian Universalist minister (serving Saskatoon Unitarians) and a student in the Indigenized Art Therapy Program at the WHEAT Institute (Winnipeg). Karen is honoured to be invited to participate in this summer’s Living Water: ᑭᓯᐢᑳᒋᐊᐧᓂᓭᐱᕀ kisiskâciwani-sîpiy Water Walk, an Indigenous Ceremony lifting up the Sacredness of the Waters.


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