9 - Chris and Hazel Harper - Indigenous & Catholic: “One Road”
Mar 18th, 2019 by theferment
Chris and Hazel Harper are leaders in the Indigenous food sovereignty movement from St. Theresa Point, Manitoba. Born and raised Catholics, they have reclaimed and reintegrated the ceremonies of their people, including the Wabanu thanksgiving ceremony, which was passed on to Chris after Christian influence pushed it underground and nearly extinguished it. They conduct their work with humble reverence for all living things and have become vital knowledge-keepers to their remote community and well beyond. They made time for an interview on The Ferment in the midst of a conference where they were busy in multiple roles, teaching, emceeing and leading the gathering in prayer. We are so grateful for the conversation. Meegwetch.