FONDATION DOMINIQUE RANKIN
HELP INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TO PUT THEIR MOCCASINS BACK ON
Together, let us participate in reconciliation among all nations.
Ensemble, participons à la réconciliation entre toutes les nations
Grandfather Dominique Rankin and his work
Elder Dominique (T8aminik) Rankin was born in the forests of northwestern Quebec,
at a time when his parents were still living the nomadic way of life of their Anicinape ancestors (Algonquin).
At the age of seven, he was appointed by the elders to one day take over from his father as hereditary chief.
From childhood, he was thus placed on a long path of learning and initiations which, 50 years later,
would lead to his full recognition as an elder and medicine man.
Grandfather Dominique was also confronted with the painful era of Indian Residential Schools.
It is the philosophy and traditional medicine of his people that allowed him to get back on his feet.
Aware of the distress experienced in many indigenous communities and the growing need for all humans to find a better balance,, Grandfather Dominique invites us to join our efforts and head towards reconciliation in all its forms.
The creation of the Dominique Rankin Foundation
stems from this deep desire to build bridges between peoples
and help members of the First Nations move forward through their wonderful cultures.
Provide Indigenous people with healing and wellness programs based on their cultures and traditions
Share indigenous cultures with all and work actively for reconciliation in all its forms
Protect and revitalize Indigenous languages, medecine, arts and know-how
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