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In this Newsletter 

Hello  HIP Allies, in this issue of our newsletter, we bring to you: 

  • Welcoming New HIP Members and Allies 
  • Be Inspired by HIP Stories: Our Blog
  • Message from the Chair 
  • Join the Movement 
  • Upcoming Events, and Activities
Join the movement at
HIP Ally Members
  • Lindagene Coyle
  • Bill Feyrer
  • David Wartman
  • Beryl Puddifer
  • Amelia Puddifer
  • Jarrah Wasim
  • Elizabeth Harris
  • Sandra Yarmal
  • Barbara Landell
  • Sean Bryan
  • Nilam Bedi
  • Nancy Wright
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Lori Bonn
  • Shab Gharib
  • Heather Maclean
HIP Ally Organizations
  • Rotary Club G.O.A.L.S
  • Rotary Club of Lake Country
  • Rotary Club of Calgary Heritage Park
  • Medicine Wheel For All Our Relations
  • Rotary Club of Whitby
An evening presented by Rotary Toronto Eglinton and 
Honouring Indigenous Peoples (HIP)
On November 11th, the Rotary Club of Eglinton and (HIP) Honouring Indigenous Peoples will be hosting an evening of Indigenous entertainment, live and silent auction, as well as food and drinks. Be sure to save the date in your calendar and watch for more information. A limited number of tickets will be made available soon. 
Click Here to Purchase A Ticket!
Orange Shirt Day
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  • New "Indigenous Peoples Experience" at Fort Edmonton
Fort Edmonton has opened this summer after extensive renovations including a new Indigenous Peoples Experience that tells many personal stories from centuries ago to the present.

More HIP Stories!
Follow Chris’s journey on Facebook @70YearVolunteer & Twitter @70YearVolunteer
Hello, All,  She Kon

The recent locating of graves in Kamploops and other places revealed, in spite of all that appears in the daily media, many Canadians know little about Indigenous Peoples. Many, however, want to know more.

If you answer no to some or all of the following but you want to know more, you should be interested in Chief Bob Joseph and his wife, Cynthia's new book Indigenous Relations.

Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Do you know but want to know the difference between elected and herediatary chiefs?
  2. Do you know but want to know the meaning and significance of such terms as smudging, Aboriginal rights, band councils' Indigenous self-government, the Doctrine of Discovery, traditional territory, tribal councils, tribal elders and land claims?
  3. Do you know but want to know the differences between First Nations Peoples, Metis and Inuit and how their rights and relationship with the government differ?
  4. Do you know but want to know how to interact with Indigenous Peoples?
  5. Do you know but want to know the top priority issues of Indigenous Peoples?
  6. Do you know but want to know the proper names to use with Indigenous Peoples?
  7. Do you know how to participate in reconciliation process but want to know how?
  8. Do you know how to build a relationship with with Indigenous Peoples but want to know how?
  9. Do you know the main barriers to Indigenous employment but would like to learn and do something about it?
  10. Do you know why there are so many Indigenous Peoples in our prisons but want to know why?
  11. Do you want to know why educational funding is less for Indigenous Peoples than for non-Indigenous Peoples?
The answers to the above and much more can be found in Chief Bob Joseph and his wife Cynthia's new book Indigenous Relations.

Tips and Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality
The Josephs are considered to be one of Canada's top Indigenous educators and we have promoted their books before: most recently 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act.

So filled with practical information is this new book, HIP is providing it to all of our directors and district co-ordinators to read. I personally learned a lot by reading it.

Not only do we think it is such a terrific book so do Indigenous Peoples such as Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Nishnawbe Aski Nation. "Fresh off his highly acclaimed and revealing guide to the Indian Act, Bob Joseph continues to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with this insightful new book. A guide for developing both corporate and personal relationships, Indigenous Relations is an excellent primer for everyone who wants to embark on a new journey of reconciliation and collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, but don't know where - or how - to begin".

You can purchase a copy online at Goodminds, a First Nations family-owned business on the Six Nations of the Grand River in Brantford, ON  (

Chris Snyder
Co-Chair, HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples)
ABOUT CHRIS: Chris is the author of Creating Opportunities: A Volunteer’s Memoir and an active member of the Rotary Club of Toronto. Chris is currently Chair of HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and Past Chair of the Canadian Landmine Foundation . He has sat on a number of not-for-profit boards, including currently serving on the board of CUSO and the Trudeau Centre of Peace, Conflict and Justice at the Munk Centre (University of Toronto).  He is the recipient of many volunteer and community service awards.


Sept. 30, 2021: National Day of Truth & Reconciliation
Sept. 30, 2021:  Orange Shirt Day

Sept. 30, 2021:  Rotary Club of Winnipeg Orange Shirt Day Event - Guest Speaker, Brad  Regehr, Immediate Past President Canadian Bar Association - 7:00 p.m. CDT
Cost $25.00
Register:  Register Now :

Indigenous Voices Speakers' Series via Zoom (Rotary District 7090)       Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST
Suggested donation: $10.00 per session
Contact for information

Sept. 29, 2021:  Amos Key Jr., Executive Dir. of SONICS Six Nations Radio "Building Respectful Relations and Understanding"

Oct. 13, 2021:  Bryant Peters, Prof of Indigenous Studies, Fleming College "What You Need to Know About the Indian Act"

Oct. 27, 2021:  Steven Greyeyes, National Centre for Truth and Re-conciliation "Residential Schools:History and Reconciliation"

Nov. 10, 2021: Rene Thomas-Hill, Six Nations Elder "Living in Two Worlds"

SAVE THE DATE - Nov. 11, 2021:  RC of Eglinton & HIP Fundraiser - watch for details

Click here to view the full Calendar of Events!
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Event is sponsored by HIP | Honouring Indigenous Peoples
Canadian Registered Charity Number: 885709212RR0001

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