Our next Wéytk Wednesday event will be February 17th beginning at 5:30 PM at Kamloops United Church. This will be a time to meet Aboriginal Elder Mike Arnouse and hear him share some thoughts and words on Aboriginal Spirituality. This session is one of several offered during February and March building ecumenical relationships among faith communities. There will be a simple soup supper provided. This is a free event and all are welcome! The evening will conclude around 7:30 – 8:00 PM.
From the TRU Website:
“Mike had the unfortunate experience of attending the Kamloops Indian Residential School (KIRS) until his grade 11 year and is willing to share the truth of his experiences there. Mike is also open to sharing issues surrounding the government, cultural ceremonies and aboriginal protocol.
Mike is known for being very humble, welcoming and respectful, with a real passion for sharing his knowledge about the history of aboriginal people and the teachings of the ancestors. Everyone at the Gathering Place feels very fortunate to have Mike at TRU because he acts as our own spiritual advisor through sharing his knowledge of songs, ceremonies and smudges.”