Undoing the 1923 William's Treaty
September 23, 2023
7am - 8pm
Curve Lake First Nation Pow Wow Grounds / Lime Kiln Park
Free transportation to/from Trent University via The Link Shuttle!
The Gift of the Creator,
The Good Seed,
The practice of planting, tending, gathering, and processing
Mnoomin into food.
The way of life, the art, and the culture,
that develops as community practices Mnoominke.
The Mnoominkewin Gathering brings together Elders and Traditional Knowledge Holders, Singers and Drummers, Anishnaabemowin Language Teachers, Artists, Chefs, and Community in a Mnoomin-themed day of education, celebration, and feasting.
All are invited to plant, gather, process, eat, celebrate Mnoomin, & renew community ties.
2023 marks the 100th Year Anniversary of the signing of the 1923 William's Treaty.
Together we will actively un-do the damage done by this genocidal Treaty.
Participants will plant seeds to rehabilitate damaged Mnoomin beds
and experientially learn how to roast, dance, and winnow the seeds.
Speakers and Elders include:
Hon Bob Rae, Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations
Dr Fred Metallic, Listuguj First Nation's Director of Natural Resources
Shirley Williams of Wikwemikong First Nation
Chandra Maracle and Rick Hill of Six Nations
Wes Whetung of Curve Lake First Nation
Among many more!
Together we will restore cultural transmission, exercise sovereignty,
and practice Mnoominkewin.
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