Relationships are the fabric of our communities, of our nations. Relationships across generations, with those that came before us and with the yet unborn, relationships with the lands, the waters and all the living beings– they make us who we are, give us purpose, teach us responsibility and guide us in our actions.
These relationships are enacted daily in our communities, so when our learning takes place away from our families and community teachers, or far from home, we can feel lost and disconnected.
The FPPSE is about honouring community and creating new relationships, where we are, coming together across nations to learn, share, support and resist, to be stronger together.
“Indigenous people from all around, it doesn’t matter if you’re Mohawk, Anishinabe, Cree, Inuk, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Niska, Haida, Algonquin or whatever. I’ve hung out with large groups of Indigenous peoples and it’s so awesome because I feel like they’re my family. We have a lot of the same things in common – our personalities, our sense of humour, they way we get along – it’s probably the best family I’ve made for myself.”
Urban Indigenous Voices
My Grandmother’s Garden
by Flora Weistche
© Tristan Beauregard