Most church buildings and Lutheran homes in our Ministry Area are on land set aside for the benefit of Haudenosaunee Peoples in the "Haldimand Proclamation" of 1784. We are living into necessary learning and change through real relationships with our various partners at Six Nations (Six Nations Polytechnic, Six Nations Anglican Parish, Music for the Spirit...),
See the list below for more information. We/Them/Us Friendship Belt Image provided to Two Rivers Ministry Area by Six Nations Polytechnic Partners
Most Lutherans in the Two Rivers Ministry Area connect on a day to day basis with urban and off-reserve First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, some of whom are descendant from the original peoples of the land we - together - call home. Of those who are no longer residing in our Ministry Area, the Mississauga descendants were displaced south and are found among the Mississaugas of the Credit and North among the Saugeen Ojibway First Nation. Descendants of the Attawandaron, called Neutrals by French Explorers, can be found among the Haudenosaunee at the Six Nations Reserve. Photo of Sacred Fire Embers taken with permission, these embers of reconciliation were carried in ceremony by Anishinaabe Faith-keepers and Lutherans for Nord500North. Photo Credit Mike Thomson.