As we continue on our Reconciliation journey, The Foundation has engaged Elder Peter Schuler to assist us moving forward to undertake a number of initiatives to educate Oakville residents and ourselves on Indigenous culture and history.
Elder Peter Schuler is a grandfather and Elder of the Mississaugas of the Credit and a member of the Minweyweygaan Midewin Lodge in Manitoba. An amateur writer and artist, Peter tries to pass on traditional Ojibwe teachings through storytelling, art and craft making. Since his retirement from construction work he has taken these stories to elementary and high schools and works to educate the public in an effort to fight racism and to promote understanding of First Nations history and culture. He also currently co-teaches a course entitled First Nations and the Environment with Professor Dan McCarthy at the University of Waterloo.
“This is a hand reaching out from the Mississaugas
of the Credit. It’s another hand reaching out from
the Six Nations Reserve to say ‘we’re still here.
We’re not your enemy and we want you to know
the truth. We want to share our knowledge with you.”