Today is a day of Sad Joy at Windhorse Farm
Sadness for the hundreds of years of colonization of these bountiful and beautiful lands and people.
Joyful that the Land is returning, through gift and sale, to the loving hands and hearts of the Mi’kmaq through the Ulnooweg Education Centre, an Indigenous-led charity.
The Wentzell and the Drescher Families have lived here for 180 years caring for and protecting this place, in reciprocity with all the other beings who live here. In effect, we have been mere placeholders waiting for this auspicious “land- back” event to occur.
We are in deep appreciation to all of you who have come to play, work, live, learn and heal here at Windhorse for 31 years during our “watch”. You and the Forest Families have offered warmth, moisture and nourishment to the legacy.
Now it will return to those who have been here for 15,000 years - to the loving care of the First People, as a place of healing, education and ceremony - to those who have known and respected the sacredness and healing medicine of the Land.
The First People of this land are teaching us all the power of, and need for, living in reciprocity with all beings - the leadership necessary to carry us all through these uncertain times. A cause for celebration and gratitude.
Looking forward for seven generations, may all beings, seen and unseen, benefit.
Love, The Drescher Family