All are welcome to join for these stories and conversation. Stories we will share: Shi-shi-etko - Nicola I. Campbell (Pictures by Kim LaFave) In just four days young Shi-shi-etko will have to leave her family and all that she knows to attend residential school.She spends her last days at home treasuring the beauty of her world -- the dancing sunlight, the tall grass, each shiny rock, the tadpoles in the creek, her grandfather's paddle song. Her mother, father and grandmother, each in turn, share valuable teachings that they want her to remember. And so Shi-shi-etko carefully gathers her memories for…
Every Friday, we'll host an array of guests who will speak to their unique experiences of "still being" in the context of current events. This week's conversation is inspired by Braiding Sweetgrass book study with @earlylearning_qi but not just for those who have read the book! @racerelationsptbo and @compass_celc will share reflections from the book and connect with broader themes of relationships, gratitude, gifts & reciprocity.
Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Today we have an exciting video interview in collaboration with Fadzo Media Productions. We discussed the importance of land acknowledgements and the part that non-indigenous people can play on the path to truth and reconciliation. If you're interested in watching it click on the link in our bio.
ndigenous Fringe Festival Shifts into Cars For months, the Nogojiwanong Fringe Festival team has looked forward tobringing artists and audiences together in beautiful outdoors venues atTrent University campus As of June 17, they were informed that under Ontario's current reopeningplan, the original "live" event will not be allowed. The revised plan is a shift from open air shows to drive in shows. Arevised schedule of performances can be found on their websitewww.indigenousfringefest.ca Drive-in performances will take place in Parking Lot X on Trent's eastbank from June 23 - 27. Those wishing to reserve tickets to the drive-in performances (whichallow for much larger audiences) may do so by firstname.lastname@example.org For more info, here's the Festival website:http://www.indigenousfringefest.ca/news.html
This week the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is hosting a Virtual Summit on Water Protection. This will take place Thursday June 24th to Saturday June 26th and feature many incredible speakers including a Keynote from Winona LaDuke! Together at this Summit, we will learn Traditional Teachings from Elders, hear from Water Protectors and learn how to UNITE in our efforts. We would love for you to join us. Please feel free to share. To Register: https://bit.ly/2RrMgDa Please also visit our website at https://zhaabwiitoodaanibi.ca where you can find the poster, agenda, information on speakers and other resources to protect the water.
Every Friday, we'll host an array of guests who will speak to their unique experiences of "still being" in the context of current events. This week's conversation is about Food Secure Friday, June 25th, on the KSAC Instagram page at 1:30 pm. Our guest tomorrow is Mary Anne Martin: "Mary Anne Martin is a Postdoctoral Fellow, in the School of the Environment, at Trent University. She has researched food insecurity and responses to it in Peterborough for the past 10 years, most recently as they pertain to local pandemic responses and how they connect with local food production." It's Friday,…
All are welcome to join for these stories and conversation. Stories we will share: Our Rainbow by Little Bee Books: In this beautiful, bold board book, children will learn about the colors of the iconic pride flag! Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and brown . . . These are the colors of our rainbow flag. Do you know what they stand for? It Feels Good to Be Yourself by Theresa Thorn. Illustrations by Noah Grigni: This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art,…
Tune in tomorrow for #ItsFridayImStill. @parn4countieswill be having a fun chat about what it means to be #NewToTown in #Peterborough with our guests @_sabrinakuipers@thatnogoshelterkwe and @dianetherrienptbo. Bring your teacups and tupperware, we'll have a lovely chat on your chesterfield- with flip-flops and hats on! Make sure you are following CRRC, @kawartha_sacand @parn4counties and stay up to date with new live sessions.
Raising Children Raising children during the pandemic has been a tumultuous time for parents and caregivers. Navigating fears and uncertainty while maintaining a calm routine in the home has its challenges. Tune in on the KSAC Instagram page live stream on Friday July 30th at 2pm EST as we discuss navigating conflict and tough conversations with parents/caregivers and their children.
Join Parents of Black Children on Saturday, August 7 for the March for Black Students The first annual March for Black Students took place in August of 2020. In the year since we have seen a number of changes within the education system thanks to the 10 demands issued as part of last year’s march. However, these changes do not go far enough and are not clear enough to offer significant impacts for Black children. More concerningly, in our work with parents across this province, Parents of Black Children is seeing first hands how systems and institutions are harming our children…
An acknowledged expert on Canada's residential school system, Dr. Milloy will share his experience as the director of research and special adviser for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2008-2015). As a member of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1991-1996), Dr. Milloy researched and produced a detailed report, which was later published as a book A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986.
TRC and MMIWG calls to action
Join us in recognizing National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Peterborough! Show up in your orange shirt to demonstrate our collective solidarity! We'll gather in the parking lot for some brief reflections and will take a group photo. Please wear a mask, and self-screen before coming