On Friday, March 7th, the group of walkers and some members from Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan were invited to a closed family gathering on Residential Schools by the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. It was a privilege to be included in this circle and to begin our journey by hearing first-hand stories from those who been through the residential school system and continue to live with the impacts of these schools on their lives and their community. The government-run, church-sponsored schools were responsible for horrible abuses that have brought many challenges to Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. Over the course of this day our group witnessed a profound sense of vulnerability and resilience from the Muskeg Lake community. We were deeply moved by their humour, creativity and courage. This was an important way to begin our journey and we are deeply grateful for their invitation to be part of this gathering. Thank you Muskeg Lake.