Two Canoes

Thank you to all who attended “Two Canoes” 2018!

What people had to say from 2018:

“Training was perfect! Thank you for your hard work and sharing your knowledge.
I hope to return for more and will definitely recommend!”

“Thank you Fred John and Glenn. A treasure to work with you and your teachings!”

The purpose of “Two Canoes”:

It became clear to us after years of working with First Peoples, and other communities and individuals, that in order to affect deep, positive change in the way mining is undertaken (if at all) upon the land, the Indigenous view has to be understood by the non-Indigenous, ‘settler’ population.

When we kept getting asked (sometimes by high level officials in government and industry) questions like “Why do we need to include elders?” or ‘Why can’t we just go in and do what we want?” the need for a cultural bridge-building exercise became abundantly clear.

Out of this need, FMC’s “Two Canoes” was born.

Embracing the spirit of the iconic Haudenosaunee treaty belt which envisions the two worlds (Indigenous and settler) living in peace and non-interference, we hope it is the beginning of a better understanding in the mining relationship as we move toward an era of reconciliation and restitution in Canada.

Thank you for being part of positive change.

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