Mark your calendar for two upcoming events at the Perth Healing Forest Memorial: Wednesday, September 30th Orange Shirt Day ceremony to honour Residential school survivors and those who did not make it home. Sunday, October 4th Sisters in Spirit Vigil ceremony to honour Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls & Two Spirit People.
Saturday, September 12th 10am to 12noon Manomin Celebration at Plenty Canada Our Manoomin (wild rice in Anishinaabemowin) Celebration will be held from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, September 12th at the Plenty Canada office near Lanark. If you have always been curious about wild rice, it is a great opportunity to learn about its significance both as a food and culturally. You will be able to witness how it is processed and learn about where and how it grows. The event will be held in mnoominii giizis (wild rice moon), which is when wild rice is harvested. Wild rice is a central aspect of the Anishinaabe migration story, as the nation was told to move west to the place where the food grows on the water. The grain is an important aspect of the traditional food systems in this area.
Do You Want to Be a Leader of Change?The Truth and Reconciliation Training Program works with local youth from all backgrounds, aged 15-30 and provides access to knowledge about Indigenous peoples, their worldviews and history. You will have fun learning hands-on about different Indigenous traditions and customs from various knowledge holders and Elders. You will learn about the environment and different kinds of relationships within it through both Western and Indigenous science. In addition, for the time you participate in our camp, these hours will count as volunteer hours! Lastly, we will prepare you to lead and co-create a Truth and Reconciliation Student Group at your school to carry on this important work!