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About

Converging Pathways Mission

Indigenous people have experienced seven generations of genocide through the residential school eras.  Indigenous people today are laying the foundation for the Eighth Fire (eighth generation) to be lit.  The generation to come includes those who make a choice of coming together for community, the environment and to fundamentally shift ways of knowing.

Our Mission

  • Shed light on Canada's history of the Indian Residential School system and the multi-generational impacts left behind.
  • Reconciliation begins with "ME" thinking.
  • Storytelling, gift of voice for Q & A in talking circle.
  • Understanding of misconceptions, treaties and motivation of people for culture, spirituality and language needs.
  • Create a movement [not a commission or process] for truth, reconciliation and restorative justice.  A way to move forward together.
  • Building a sustainable business strategy that supports diversity for future growth and acceleration.
  • Bridging the gap that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with respect to emotional, physical, mental and spiritual aspects of being.

Indigenous people are Canada's fastest-growing demographic. It is absolutely essential to work out Indigenous issues. From 1870 - 1996 Canada adopted a policy of forced assimilation to "kill the Indian in the child." Indigenous people have experienced seven generations of loss of language and culture where physical, emotinal, sexual abuse and neglect was common. It is time to light the "Eighth Fire".

As Canadians, we share a responsibility to look after each other and acknowledge the pain and suffering that our diverse societies have endured - a pain that has been handed down to the next generations.  We need to right those wrongs, heal together, and create a new future that honours the unique gifts of our children and grandchildren.

Excerpt from Elders Statement and Vision Reconciliation Canada.

1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus
A History of Canada in Ten Maps

A History of Canada in Ten Maps



by Adam Shoalts

The world as it appeared to those who were called upon to map it. What would the new world look like to wandering Vikings, who thought they had drifted into a land of mythical creatures, or Samuel de Champlain, who had no idea of the vastness of the

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    June 6, 2019

    16th Annual NAIITS Symposium in Toronto
    Converging Pathways is excited to join the 16th Annual NAIITS Symposium in Toronto. This symposium will be co-hosted by Tyndale Seminary providing safe space and facilitating open dialogue on Indigenous Perspective in an Era of Displacement.