Greeter this week: Melanie Debassige
Fellow rotarians, let me begin by greeting you to this week's rotary e-club meeting. My name is Melanie and I was a founding member of the rotary e-club of 6330, before it became amalgamated with the current Canada one e-club. Currently I am a member of the Sudbury Sunrisers and as a First Nation woman, it is my honor to welcome you to this week's meeting focusing on Canadian Aborigninal culture.
I believe there is much rotary can do for First Nations and perhaps it is time that we begin looking at Canada and more particularly at the First Nation communities as potential benefactors from our efforts. During my MBA I carried out a study on how we can help communities end the vicious poverty cycle and as a board member of the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) I am committed in ensuring that all communities in Ontario have access to clean water. Since the struggles my father past National Chief Del Riley, went through in ensuring Aboriginal people gain constitutional rights in 1982, I have spent my time working in fulfilling his vision.
To close I like to thank JC Reyes, for all the work that he does with all the First Nation communities and for focusing this meeting on a subject that all Canadians should be well versed on.
Melanie Debassige


Inspirational Moment


ABORIGINAL MONTH: "I don't know much about that, they didn't teach it in school." What does the average Canadian know about Aboriginal people? CBC Aboriginal Connie Walker hit the road to find out. Learn more at repeating on CBC-TV this weekend.

Posted by CBC Docs on Monday, June 15, 2015

Comments from our Guests and Members
Members and guest attending our weekly meetings are very important to us. Based on your comments we are able to produce many more educational, inspiring and entertaining weekly meetings.
Following are some of the comments we have received. Would you send us your comments please?

great program - 7th generation pride is a tribute and commitment to their heritage 
William Bell, Rotary Club Lancaster PA, D-7380

The Native Struggle has been long in the making and there are no quick solutions. It will take society as a whole to rectify the injustice. Their struggle is a struggle that concerns all.

Vic Skot, Barrie Rotary club D-7010

This was a program which was at once interesting and controversial.  While I listened with interest to the views expressed, I could not agree with all of them.  Indeed, as a husband of a wife, and as a father to 2 children, who are members of one of the Native Canadian bands in B.C., I think it fair to say that they would disagree with some of the sentiments expressed, and the methods suggested for the improvement of the lot in life of the indigenous peoples.

Delwen Stander. Rotary E-Club of Canada One, D-5370


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