Tara Williamson is a poet and provocateur from Winnipeg, by way of Peterborough, ON. A First Nations singer/songwriter, she has performed across Canada with the likes of Christa Couture, Billie Joe Green, and Cris Derksen. Her new EP, ndn summer, is a testament to her ability to cross genres, moods, and territories. This 3-song collection is a compelling look at Indigenous politics, love, betrayal and loyalty. Engineered and produced by Juno award-winning MC, singer, musician and poet, Kinnie Starr, ndn summer is a soundtrack for lovers and fighters alike. “Come My Way” is a clear anthem from the groundbreaking global Idle No More movement and a powerful complement to Williamson’s writing and activism. Using the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language, “Sweetheart” is a candid and crass questioning of loyalty and love that conveys betrayal across linguistic boundaries. The title track, “ndn summer” reminds us that lovers rule this recording. Between protests and politics, gentle rains and early mornings still prevail.
The ordination of our spiritual leader, Lori Kyle, will be held at the Toronto First Unitarian Congregation on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm. The UUCD is co-sponsoring Lori's ordination jointly with Toronto First. To make it easier for UUCDers to attend, there will not be a UUCD service today. If possible, please car pool to this event, there are already enough single and few occupant vehicles travelling into, and out of, Toronto.
This Sunday is our annual Flower Communion.
Lori Kyle joined the UUCD family as our congregation's spiritual leader in October 2014. Following her recent successful interview with the Ministerial Fellowship Committee in Boston, Lori will be ordained at Toronto First on June 14, 2015. Lori is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Canada in 2009 with her family. Currently she resides in eastern Toronto with her partner Margaret, her children Maddie and Nathan, and their yellow lab Sally.
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