NSEN Updates 2018

Joanne Light with Kenszie McNeil Hfx Health brd funding
NSEN Receives $3000 from Truro ($2000) and Halifax ($1000) Health Boards to deliver second Mi’kmaq Circle Series on the Connection between Environmental and Human Health.
Halifax Central Library invites NSEN to coordinate a second Mi’kmaq Talking Circle Series for the Fall of 2018!  Comments from the attendees at the first series includeVery moving and thought provoking”!  “One more reason to love the library!” “Excellent! More please!”!   “Beautiful intimate experience.”
NSEN and Ian Rankin Nov. 2017
NSEN Representatives, Sheila Cole, Kelly Schnare and Joanne Light met with Environment Minister, Iain Rankin to discuss ways to activate the Environmental Trust Fund and utilize the Network as a conduit between Government and Environmental Organizations.
NSEN representatives are working with our national counterpart, RCEN, to convince the federal government to restore the Environmental Network core funding that the Harper government cancelled.
The NSEN board has met with five new board members in an information gathering and disseminating session on Feb. 3rd. An orientation for board members, followed by a special members meeting will be upcoming. Details to follow. We’re still looking for representation from Cape Breton, Southwest Nova, Cumberland/ Colchester/ Antigonish region. Contact Joanne Light if you’re interested: jonilight3@yahoo.ca.

Four Circles of Life: Mi’kmaq Perspectives

Four Circles of Life: Earth, Air, Water and Fire Learning Mi’kmaq Perspectives to Protect our Environment for Future Generations

The Nova Scotia Environmental Network, the Peace and Friendship Alliance and the Halifax Central Library present four talking circle sessions led by four esteemed Mi’kmaq teachers to build right relationships. The traditional Native American non-hierarchical way to solve problems is to allow people to express honestly from the heart. In turn, holding a special object, each may speak on the topic introduced, in this context, by the Mi’kmaw teacher, or pass without speaking. When everyone has spoken as many times as they wish, the teacher ends the circle.

Earth Element October 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
Air Element October 26th, 6:30-8:30pm
Water Element November 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Fire (Sun) Element January 11, 6:30-8:30pm

See the full event details here or below: Talking Circle Promotion 2017. All events at the Halifax Central Library. Find the Facebook event HERE.

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