The group behind a proposed Scarborough healing lodge for Indigenous women in conflict with the law is delaying its application for a month to speak with people opposing the project. “We need to talk to people who were scared, the naysayers,” said Patti Pettigrew, an Algonquin and president of the Toronto-based Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society. But Pettigrew responded that the proposed lodge is completely different than the one in Saskatchewan run by Corrections Canada, where McClintic spent a brief period last fall. The proposed lodge will have eight beds reserved for women on federal parole or provincial probation. Supporters — and there were many at Wednesday’s meeting — said the proposed lodge will help Indigenous women reclaim their identities and lives through daily teaching and ceremonies.
Source: thestar June 17, 2019 22:18 UTC