Over several years, the Sathya Sai Centre of Saskatoon has established a strong relationship with the local First Nations Community. Their collaborations have included hosting Walks for Values, working in multi-faith organizations and participating in mutually beneficial workshops and service activities – such as a Sathya Sai dynamic parenting workshops at the Pleasant Hill School.
During the summer of 2018, the First Nations community invited the SSIO to participate in the Walk for Reconciliation, as part of celebrations of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Organised by the city of Saskatoon and supported by the Office of Treaty Commissioner, the event was celebrated on 21st June 2018 on a grand scale with over 400 participants from various community partners. The day was inaugurated by First Nations’ dancers from the Open Door Society and included several speakers who elaborated on the historical significance of the walk and the need for continued reconciliatory efforts. Seven members from the Sathya Sai Centre of Saskatoon carried the Walk for Values banner as well as human values placards, which complemented the broader themes of the event.