Kéhtéyátis (Elder) Clarence Anderson shares a story about The Mouse and The Weasel speaking in Cree. “If you talk to me, I will be your friend too…”

Clarence Anderson was born and raised in Elk Island prior to moving to Gods Lake Narrows Manitoba. He has seven younger siblings. Clarence is a graduate from Brandon University. He has decided to work at a grocery store to fill in some days as he is retired from working in the counselling field. He has past experience as a trapper, fisherman, store clerk and many other positions in the north before he moved south where he took work as a counsellor. Clarence still spends a lot of time out on the land and talks about the importance of taking care of it. 

Circles for Reconciliation is recognizing the principles in Call To Action #14 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Report – “i. Aboriginal languages are a fundamental and valued element of Canadian culture and society, and there is an urgency to preserve them.” 

This video is used in the theme presentations in our Sharing Circles. 

Video editing provided by Austin Apetagon.