Over 275 Community Members Gather for National Indigenous Peoples Day

A wonderful celebration was hosted by the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee (IEAC) for National Indigenous Peoples Day on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School. Over 275 Halton community members came out to participate in the festivities!

The evening was filled with so much cultural learning, including 2 guided walks to the Moccasin Trail, 3 friendship bracelet workshops led by Naomi Smith, and entertainment provided by Tribal Vision Dance group and the Manitou Mkwa singers. Delicious food was also prepared by 'Home Cooking', made by Lori Harris which consisted of venison and wildrice, corn soup, ham scones and Indian cookies.

Numerous volunteers helped to set up the event, under the direction of our very own, Jody Harbour, Indigenous Education Advisor Assistant. Appreciation is extended to Jody and volunteers from the evening who canvassed the area for donations, and welcomed guests, vendors and community organizations for the feast and celebration.

Grandmother Renee and Gail Whitlow concluded the evening with teachings to honour our waters and the significant importance of the strawberry.

Special thanks goes out to all members of our community for taking part in this magnificent evening to recognize and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day! ​


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