Good morning lovely,   It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m sure you noticed the stillness and quiet on the Sister Triangle Magazine front and for that, we must apologize. Covid-19 has disrupted the lives of everyone in our communities and at our tables, and while I wish I could promise ongoing encouragement and energetic support from our magazine at this time, I’m afraid that we need some rest and grace as well.   For now, I wonder if the words I’ve been trying to tell myself might help you too? Simply, go slow, be gentle with yourself, and…

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Title Image for Sister Triangle Article "Bridges and Barriers"

by Harmony McMillan   “If we have no peace, it is because  we have forgotten that we belong to each other”.                                           -Mother Teresa   A couple of years ago, I worked with a group of Grade 8 students on a project called “Craft Reconciliation”.  The nation-wide challenge was to use Minecraft to create a city that represented our vision for reconciliation in Canada.  Along the way, schools were invited to share in conversations about “what reconciliation looks like” in their local contexts.  Our classroom, made up of primarily First Nations students, partnered with a classroom in Newfoundland,…

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Title Image for Sister Triangle Article "Learning to Reconcile When Hope Dies"

By Trinda Jocelyn   It was abnormally late when I picked up the phone. My mother’s name was lighting up the screen. I tapped the green dot, put the phone to my ear, and heard her voice say,    “Your dad passed away today.”    That was five years ago.   I don’t remember much of the conversation after that, I do remember the feeling. Sadness and relief at the same time and then guilt for feeling the relief. My father and I were not close. He was not close to any of his daughters. He left shortly after I…

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By Beckey Franke   Reconciliation is a blessing, even though it can be a difficult process in most situations.  This reconciliation word takes me back to when I was a child and had to tell my parents when I did something bad.  I worried about their reaction and what kind of fight would ensue and then worried about the pending punishment. As I grew older and became a parent, I remember how proud I was of my children when they came to me to reconcile in truth and honesty.  It didn’t happen as much as I would have liked it…

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Title Image for "The Gift of Reconciliation" Article with Sister Triangle Magazine

By Katelyn Stamler   Reconciliation has always felt like a heavy word to me.    I was first introduced to the concept in university. As a student in the education program at the U of R, we were presented with the topic early and often. I still remember the horrible feeling in my stomach as I sat through my first ECS 100 lecture. There was a guest speaker that night and she came in to talk about reconciliation with Indigenous people. The entire point of her lecture seemed to be that as white Canadians we were responsible for the atrocities…

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Title Image for "Letter from Editor 2020" Sister Triangle Magazine

January 13, 2020   Dear Readers,   Today is your lucky day! You’ll wake up to not one, but two messages of encouragement this Monday morning from the staff here at Sister Triangle Magazine. Make sure you don’t miss our newest article, “The Gift of Reconciliation” by Sister Triangle Editor, Katelyn Stamler.   Before you take off and read Katie’s fantastic words, may I borrow a moment of your time? I’m here to connect with you on all things Sister Triangle Magazine. I want to begin by wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are so excited…

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Feature Image for "The In-Between" Article, Sister Triangle Magazine

By Mira Krahn   It’s only the beginning of the school year, and I’m already starting to think of Christmas holidays. Not that I’m ready for a break already; I want to plan ahead. I’m going to enjoy my almost-two-weeks off. I mean, who doesn’t love Christmas? Well, actually, I don’t. I like Christmas, but what I really love is Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve has always been my favourite day of winter. When I was small, my sister and I were each allowed to open one gift the night before Christmas—the first gift of the holiday. That only whet our…

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Feature image for "Anticipation" Article, Sister Triangle Magazine

By Nancy Taylor   All of our lives, we live in anticipation.    We wake up in the morning and listen to the weather, so we can dress in anticipation.   We spend spring anticipating summer, summer anticipating September and return to school, and fall anticipating winter and Christmas.   The Merriam Webster dictionary defines anticipation as “a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action”, but in general, we think of anticipation as pleasurable.  Another definition of anticipation is “the act of looking forward, especially: pleasurable expectation” (Merriam Webster, n.d.). While we anticipate things both happy…

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Title Image for Sister Triangle Article Remember Me

By Deanna Cook   We look forward. We wonder. We dream. We count days with excitement. We don’t know the end of the story. We only know what we can see. And that can be exhilarating or terrifying.    I always anticipated that I would be married and have a family.   I am content with my life – I have found purpose as a single woman. I have been a mentor to younger single women. I have a job I love, where I get to mother many teenagers. I have more opportunities and flexible income to do things that…

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Title Image for "Finish Line" by Joyce Armstrong

 By Joyce Armstrong I have never been athletic.  All through high school, I was the one picked last, who sat out, or didn’t make the team. I have also been known to make comments like “why couldn’t I be built like a gazelle instead of a hippopotamus?”.   A few years ago, I decided that I should start running.  No, I still wasn’t athletic, nor was I suddenly gazelle-like, but even the hippopotamus runs on occasion. I could challenge myself and set a goal and at least get in better shape.   I set a goal of running 5K without…

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