Welcome to 2019, the old year is gone and the new one is upon us. And with a new year always comes a cleaning out of the old and an excitement for what is to come.

And we, at Pathways, are very excited for the year ahead of us!

Not only are classes resuming in January (please see the calendar under Events) and our Sweat Lodges are picking up again (remember, they are open to everyone! If you have questions, please contact Erin Henderson), but our Diamond Willow Youth Lodge is in full swing and all sorts of exciting things are happening there, as well! Again, visit our calendar for details relating to those events. Also, fast approaching is our annual Friendship Round Dance; this is going to be held at the Genesis Centre on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 5:00 to 11:00 PM. This is always a wonderful time where everyone is welcome and fun is had by all! If you have any questions, please contact Madison Lightning.

Not listed on the calendar is a book club that is slowly gaining traction. We are having our next gathering at the Pathways office on Monday, January 21 at 5:30pm. We start with a potluck and engage with the book around 6:30. The book we will be discussing this time is Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nehiyaw Legal Systems by Sylvia McAdam. So far this year, we have read some wonderful books and this time around will be tackling something more solid. If you have questions about this, please contact Erin Wiebe.

It seems that a new year is often marked with New Resolutions – ways we want our lives to change or improve in the coming year. We set the resolution, we mark the day, we buy the gym memberships, and –sadly– often before the end of the month, they’ve all but been forgotten. We start the year with good intentions, but somehow life seems to get in the way. Maybe even some have set their resolutions aside already.

At Pathways, we also have set some New Resolutions. But these are not an option to be set aside; they have been in the wind and swirling to take shape for far too long. Our New Year Resolutions have to do with some huge changes coming for Pathways in 2019. Big Changes! Exciting Changes! The kind of changes that are a defining point in a story! We look forward to sharing all of these with you as the year progresses! We will honour our history, the path that took us to this point, but we are almost ready to launch … Please stay tuned as you will read about it here and see it on the website when we spread our wings and fly! 

Hint … the first part of this will be revealed at the Round Dance on the 19th!

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