Board of Directors
In her traditional way Sister Eva is a Sacred Pipe Carrier and Sweat Lodge leader and conducts various other ceremonies. In her work, she focuses on interculturation of faith - the bringing together of Catholic faith and Aboriginal traditional ways. Her vision of Aboriginal Church incorporates her dream for a religious community of FN people. She seeks to heighten awareness and understanding of interculturation of faith and assists Aboriginal Peoples to recognize and take more ownership and responsibility for the faith life of their communities.
She has worked with various Christian denominations across the country as they look at the question of Interculturation of Faith. She has experience in teaching all levels of Education.
S. Eva received the “Christian Culture Award Gold Medal” from Assumption University in Windsor, ON, for her work in reconciling Anishinaabe spiritual traditions and Christianity.
Archbishop Richard Gagnon is originally from Lethbridge, Alberta and was the Bishop of Victoria, British Columbia for ten years. He did his Bachelor of Arts in History and English through Simon Fraser University and studied Fine Arts and Music at the University of British Columbia.
He was ordained to the priesthood in 1983 by Archbishop James Carney of the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver after doing his seminary studies in Rome. Reverend Gagnon completed the RTS workshops in Saskatoon and Nanaimo and has been a dedicated supporter of the need for the growth and availability of the workshops across Canada. We have been privileged to have him on our Board of Directors here in Winnipeg since 2014.