Camp Okema is located on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis people. As an affiliate of the Anglican Church of Canada, we, the Okema Society recognize the Church's role in residential schools and actively take on our responsibility in animating reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters. We enjoy positive relations with many First Nations reserves in this area and see many youth at our camps. We aim to participate in the reconciling love of Jesus through a growing dedication to reconciliation with the First Nations in our diocese.We strive to share this place with all.
Okema is a place where people come together, work together, and come to understand one another. The shared beauty of creation, the fun camp activities, and the peace that the place holds is sacred. We hope, in bringing both Indigenous, settler, and newcomer children together, that kids, youth, and volunteers may have meaningful shared experiences in this sacred place.
TRC Calls to Action
The Okema Society upholds its responsibility in fulfilling the 94 Calls to Action. In particular, the Okema Society aims to provide community-based initiatives, with Indigenous-led cultural, physical, and spiritual activities, to be accessible at Okema. We aim to establish a new way forward in this space, governed by love and grace, where healing, culture, education, and reconciliation may occur. .