Native Drumming Circle
A Native Drumming Circle began meeting monthly on the fourth Sunday of each month at 4 pm at St. Hilda’s in 2013. Led by Terry Aleck (Coyote) and his wife Christine Turenne, the sacred circle opens and closes each time with a round of sharing. Coyote and Christine teach the group traditional native songs and share stories that reveal native culture. Coyote is a traditional Pipe Carrier from the Lytton Band. He is a survivor of the Anglican-run St. George’s Indian Residential School and has since devoted his life to working with non-native communities for healing and reconciliation. He enjoys sharing teachings from his elders and other life lessons he has learnt through his own healing journey. The monthly drumming circle gathers a diverse of spiritual seekers from the wider community. Attendance averages between 25-35.