"[T]he Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering, a biennial event that this year drew almost 800 people -- 515 of them youth aged 14-19 -- to the campus of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., August 15-19 . The gathering was packed with activities, including the launch of a new two-year project for Lutheran and Anglican youth -- an initiative addressing housing and homelessness -- and the second-largest-ever enactment of the KAIROS blanket exercise (a tool for teaching Indigenous Canadian history). But for many who attended, the highlight of the week was simply being with other young people in worship" (p. 1). "The theme of the gathering, 'Threads' referred to the stories woven throughout each person's life. Speakers, given the title 'storytellers', shared their own life stories as well as teaching about the importance of storytelling in faith" (p. 8). "On August 18, hundreds gathered in Thunder Bay's Marina Park for an event meant to emphasize the healing power of story. Against the backdrop of Lake Superior, attendees heard the story of the 'seven fallen feathers', the seven Indigenous teenagers whose bodies were found in Thunder Bay's river system between 2000 and 2011" (p. 8). "After hearing the stories, CLAY attendees moved in procession to an outdoor pavilion. A smudging ceremony performed by CLAY Elder-in-Residence Esther Diabo was followed by local singer-songwriter Shy-Anne Hovoroka performing a song she wrote in tribute to the seven Indigenous teens" (p. 8). "The next CLAY gathering will take place in Calgary, in 2020" (p. 8).