6:00PM Indigenous hors d’oeuvres/beverages & Longhouse village activities
6:40PM Land acknowledgement & opening address
7:00PM Dinner & entertainment
7:15PM Opening remarks
7:30PM Re:Generations address
8:00PM Silent Auction closes
8:15PM Live Auction
10:00PM Evening ends
LONGHOUSE VILLAGE ACTIVITIES
Join the circle, warm yourself by the fire, and spend some time learning from local Elders who have the respect of their community through wisdom, spirituality, and living in a good way.
Visit the White Pines, the tree of peace, to tie a red tie and take a moment of silence to reflect on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People in Canada. This installation will officially be launched for public participation in partnership with Grandmother’s Voice from early October until early November.
Visit with Brad Howie, Indigenous Education Coordinator, to learn about the importance of tobacco for reciprocity and how to make your own tobacco tie.
Corn, Beans and Squash - Celebrating Indigenous Foodways
Since 2018, Conservation Halton and Ojibiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network have co-operated a Three Sisters Garden at Crawford Lake. Visit with the Ojibiikaan team to learn about the important work they are doing to connect urban children and Indigenous youth with the land and traditional foodways.
We are pleased to be joined by representatives of Haudenosaunee Lacrosse, a world leader in the planning and facilitation of cultural education teachings! Come try your hand at the fastest game on two feet, also known as the Creator’s Game.
Fire Over Water Exhibit
Visit with artist Catherine Tammaro in the Deer Clan Longhouse to be immersed in her new exhibit - Fire Over Water. Featuring original paintings, multi-media works, music, and video, Fire Over Water honours the Wendat/Wyandot diaspora represented in Dr. Kathryn Magee Labelle’s recently released book, Daughter’s of Aataentsic: Life Stories From Seven Generations.
Lacey is a soul, roots and rock singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker. The Oneida Wolf Clan musician was born and raised at Six Nations.
Tribal Vision specializes in First Nations Art Education and Native Dance that includes live singing and dancing in Powwow & Haudenosaunee styles.
Zeegwon Shilling is a 16-year-old Anishnawbe Toronto and Wasauksing First Nation-based actor and singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who is just beginning to share his voice with the world. Since he was a small child Zeegwon has expressed his passion for music and performance as a self-taught pianist, vocalist and actor. In November 2018 he was captured on camera singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah which went viral on Facebook garnering over 100,000 views in 3 days (600k+ in total). Zeegwon has always expressed immense cultural pride and vision of his Anishinabe identity admiring the many great Indigenous musical talents that have come before him, as well as the many art forms of his people. He is the great nephew of the late renowned Ojibway painter Arthur Shilling and has been nurtured by a family with a loving respect for artistic expression.
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