"We've had a change of plans for this Sunday's service on June 20, 2021. It's not such a good time to be inviting an Indigenous guest to speak: they are needed in their own communities right now. So, we are leaning into our responsibility for our own learning and holding a talking circle. Come learn what others have been doing this year to move forward in their reconciliation journey and, if you feel moved to do so, share some of your own experiences. Hosted by Rev. Karen and the SU Reconciliation Team."
Pam Fichtner RMT then shared her experience of what Broadway Health Collective has been doing over the past year.
"Hello everyone. Karen asked me to talk about reconciliation, in particular in relation to some things we have done at my place of work, Broadway Health Collective. We decided last year to do a website and we wanted to ensure we included Indigenous content so that our current, and future, Indigenous clients felt seen, welcomed, respected and cared for. As a Collective, we wholeheartedly agreed with one of our three Indigenous practitioners, Jenny Kyplain, who suggested that we include three elements on the website; land recognition, language and images. These elements would invite all people into BHC in a subtle and respectful way. 
We talked to an elder and asked for feedback from many Indigenous people in the community as we created it. We have words and phrases in Cree, Dakota, Michif and Saulteaux, a land recognition page, and images of Indigenous clients from BHC in the community. One of our therapists, Paul Buffel, created a “Reconciliation in Action” page, where he invites BHC practitioners to contribute content such as films, exhibits, artilces, projects and more. It is a work in progress and we are always open to more feedback on it. One of the articles was on a University of Alberta online class that some of us took called Indigenous Canada.
We also have an Art Gallery in our space now and have started with a rotation of Non-Indigenous and Indigenous Art. Our next art exhibition we have planned combines both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous artist's work.
At Christmas, we did a donation drive among clients and staff for students of Oskayak, the Indigenous high school behind our building, and we plan to do so again this year.
We also have connections to the Muskeg Lake Reserve as some of us have done workshops with their members. Every year for the past 10 years (except this past year with Covid) I have been going to Muskeg Lake to massage women on Dec. 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
We are going out as a Collective tomorrow morning (June 21st) to show our support for the National Indigenous People's Day, and in particular, remembering the children found in Kamloops (and now Saskatchewan).
Personally, I feel financial support is also key to reconciliation so I give monthly to the Treaty 6 Collective which focuses on advocacy and justice for all people within a decolonizing lens. Other organizations include the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, Indspire - that invests in first nations education, and Tristan Durocher on his Walking with the Angels trek to raise awareness for suicide in the North.
I also do my own personal work with learning First Nations traditional ceremonies, reading books and engaging in meaningful discussion.
I would really like to join the Water Walk near the E.B Campbell Hydro Electric dam, where my Dad worked with Sask Power at the time of its creation and due to all the affects that Hydro plants have in disturbing the habitat, I would like to be a part of walking there. I was born there so it seems significant to me to be a part of paying my respects to the water there."