Indigenous People Partnerships

Our Rotary Indigenous People Partnerships Committee has been hard at work under Chair Birgit Wartenberg and recently were congratulated by District Chair Chris Snyder for some of their projects as noted in the District 7070 June newsletter.  Below is an excerpt.
 
The Rotary Club of Belleville have for some time been working closely with several Indigenous communities, Fort Albany, Tyendinaga, Thunder Bay, Dryden, Kenora, Wasaya, New Credit and Fort Hope since 2012. In 2017/2018, they provided gift cards for tenants at Kingston's Tipi Moza (Aboriginal housing) and bursaries for Indigenous Peoples in Lakehead and a Kairos Blanket Exercise in support of Red Cedars Shelter. They are now exploring providing playground equipment for Fort Hope. Club member Randy Coker and his wife will be teaching financial literacy and career choices in Thunder Bay. Great work!