Conversations for Our Times

Conversations for Our Times

Zoom series sponsored
by St. Basil’s Parish

This month’s special guest is Dr. Rosella Kinoshameg who will speak about being both Indigenous and Christian in an age of reconciliation.

Sunday, November 5, 2023
2:00 p.m. EST

Rosella is a deeply respected Odawa/Ojibway Elder from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. She and her husband, Jim, have been married for 55 years; they have 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

She has been a nurse, teacher and administrator in the health care profession for over 52 years. She has integrated Indigenous methods of healing into her practice and has been a leading voice in the work of palliative care. She is active in her parish as a catechist (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd), liturgist, musician and member of the Diocesan Order of Service (ministry very similar to the diaconate) for the Diocese of Sault Ste Marie. She has been involved with the Anishinabe Spiritual Centre for decades and is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, a Catholic coalition of Indigenous people, bishops, clergy, lay movements and institutes of consecrated life.

Rosella has an Honourary doctorate (D.S.L.) from Regis College in Toronto; she has received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal from Pope Francis; she received the Magis Award from the Jesuits of Canada as well as the Honourary Volunteer Award for Friendship and Reconciliation. She continues to serve on many boards, including the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund Board, committees and participates on many panels and workshops, including St Basil’s Conversations for Our Times Zoom series