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The Special Gift of Walking Two Paths: Indigenous and Catholic by Elder Rosella Kinoshameg
November 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree
We are grateful to have Elder Rosella Kinoshameg to speak on being both Christian and Catholic in the age of reconciliation.
Rosella is a deeply respected Odawa/Ojibway Elder from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. She and her husband, Jim, have been married for 55 years; they have 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
She has degrees in nursing and has been a nurse, teacher, administrator in the health care profession for over 52 years. She has integrated Indigenous methods of healing into her practice and has been a leading voice on the work of palliative care. She is active in her parish as a catechist (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd), liturgist, musician and member of the Diocesan Order of Service (ministry very similar to a permanent deacon) for the Sault Diocese. She has been involved with the Anishinabe Spiritual Centre for decades and is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle of the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Rosella has an honourary doctorate (D.S.L.) from Regis College in Toronto; she has received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal from Pope Francis; she received the Magis Award from the Jesuits of Canada as well as the Honourary Volunteer Award for Friendship and Reconciliation. She continues to serve on many boards, committees and participates on many panels and workshops, including St Basil’s Conversations for Our Times Zoom series.
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