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Truth Before Reconciliation
March 10, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Truth Before Reconciliation:
What is the Truth that people need to know before there can be reconciliation?
Join the Tri-Regions as we continue the important conversation about reconciliation:
Thursday March 10, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Via Zoom (conference call available for those who do not have video)
Facilitator: Dr. Eileen Antone, is a member of Oneida of the Thames First Nation- Turtle Clan. During her academic career the subject of her research, professional writing, teaching and field development has been Aboriginal knowledge and traditional ways of being. Dr Antone is a member of Oneida United Church. (see more below)
Elder: Rev. Dr. Grafton Antone is a member of Oneida of the Thames First Nation- Wolf Clan, and Oneida United Church. (see more below)
Register in advance for Truth Before Reconciliation:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Registration costs covered by Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils
For more information, contact Thérèse Samuel TSamuel@united-church.ca
Dr. Eileen Antone
Emeritus University of Toronto, is a member of the Oneida of the Thames First Nation – Turtle Clan.
She is the past Director of Aboriginal Studies/Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Antone served as a faculty member in the department of Adult Education, Community Development, and Counselling Psychology as well as the Transitional Year Programme.
During her academic career the subject of her research, professional writing, teaching and field development has been Aboriginal knowledge and traditional ways of being.
Since retirement Dr. Antone lives in her home community of Oneida of the Thames and one of her commitments is to continue promoting the Oneida language and community language courses.
She is presently the Chair of the Oneida Long Term Care Home Committee.
She also serves on St. Paul’s University College Indigenous Advisory Council as well as the University of Toronto Indigenous Initiative Council and Elder’s Circle.
She is presently serving as Special Advisor to the Dean of Arts and Science (A&S) at the University of Toronto as well as being a member of the A&S Indigenous Teaching and Learning committee.
Dr. Antone is co-chair on the Oneida United Church Board and was a member of the ANNC Council on Learning as well as the Great Lakes Waterways Presby.
She was also on the Transition Council for Region 7, 8, and 9 with her primary focus on Region 7.
She is now a member of the United Church of Can. Board of Vocation. She continues to serve on the Taam Kaa-dina-kii-jik Elder Advisory Council for the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.
She is the mother of 3 beautiful daughters and the Grandmother of 6 wonderful grandchildren and a Great Grandmother of one.
Rev. Dr. Grafton Antone
Wolf Clan, is from the Oneida of the Thames First Nation.
He learned the Oneida language as a first language and then learned English prior to going to the Indian Day School in the Oneida community.
Grafton worked in Construction Engineering before he obtained a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Divinity from Victoria University, University of Toronto.
He received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Victoria University, University of Toronto.
He retired from the United Church of Canada’s Toronto Urban Native Ministry as well as the board Co-Chair at the Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beausejour, Manitoba Canada and the Board of the United Church Aboriginal Ministry Council.
Grafton taught an Oneida language class in the Aboriginal Studies Program at the University of Toronto.
Rev. Dr. Antone was also an Elder in residence at First Nations House at the University of Toronto.
Upon his retirement he moved back to his community where he served on the Oneida Long Term Care Home Committee until 2018.
He continues to serve on St. Paul’s University College Indigenous Advisory Council as well as the University of Toronto Indigenous Initiative Council and Elder’s Circle.
He also serves on the Victoria University Indigenous Advisory Council and the National Indigenous Candidacy Board.
He continues to serve on the Taam Kaa-dina-kii-jik Elder Advisory Council for the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.
Dr. Antone enjoys the time he spends with his family and especially the time he spends with his grandchildren.