Please note: we will not be running a program in Montreal in summer 2019, but please check back for 2020!
Montreal is the largest city in Canada’s Quebec province and the host of our new 2017 youth program. This program will be hosted on The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, a First Nations reserve of the Mohawks of Kahnawake. The Kahanawake’s territory total’s an area of 48.05 square kilometres and has a resident population of 8000, with a significant number living off the territory. The Mohawks of Kahnawake are an ancient people with a vibrant culture and rich history. They are one of the eight communities that make up the Mohawk (Kanien:keha’ka) Nation and have historic, political and cultural ties based on Honour, Trust and Respect to the Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora Nations of the Northeastern part of North America
The program is designed to end a day before the United Church’s national event, Rendezvous in Montreal for participants to attend if they choose.
The program will spend at least 2 days in Montreal engaging in service with the community, and the rest of the time will be spent in Kahnawake participating in right-relations, reconciliation and indigenous teachings within the community there.
The program will be tri-lingual; English, French and Mohawk. Participants do not need to speak all three languages, but be prepared to experience translation.