In this session, Sr. Priscilla Solomon, csj, and Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ, talk about their journey of reconciliation and how it marked their paths.
Priscilla Solomon is an Ojibway member of the Anishinabek Nation and a sister of Saint Joseph of Sault Sainte Marie. Her mission has centered on fostering healing and reconciliation between indigenous peoples and settler communities in Canada. While her contributions cover various initiatives, she has notably been involved in addressing the Trc’s calls to action, particularly concerning terra nullius and the doctrine of discovery. Sister Priscilla has also collaborated with Kairos, chairing its North Bay group and playing a significant role in events like the Kairos Blanket Exercise. And her work also extends to the building Bridges program, emphasizing indigenous faith, intercultural nation.
Father Peter is a Jesuit priest in the Canadian Jesuit Province. He’s currently serving as assistant to the Jesuit Provincial for Justice, Ecology and Indigenous Relations. He also works in catering ministry in Ottawa and represents the Jesuits at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, a network of indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders in the Catholic Church. He also served as provincial for the Jesuits in English Canada from 2012 to 2018.