October 16th 6:30pm Neighbours General Meeting at The Table
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! Program related activities have already begun, but those interested in participating are still encouraged to sign up! Plenty Canada may be providing transportation to and from all events, and/or provide reimbursements for student's travel costs. Ask for more details. www.plentycanada.com Upcoming events include: “Ontario Nature’s Annual Youth Summit” September 20-22nd: The second retreat for the Youth Circle For Mother Earth will be at Ontario Nature's Annual Youth Summit in Gineva Park, near Rama First Nation, on September 20-22, 2019. Join Ontario Nature and the Youth Council for our tenth annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity by beautiful Lake Couchiching. “Wild Rice Celebration” October 19th: A one day trip to Alderville, located in Alderville Black Oak Savanna Ecology site, where the students will have the opportunity to listen to various Elders and knowledge keepers and participate in workshops. They will also see a birch bark canoe, and gain information on Indigenous traditions and history. “Six Nations and Niagara on the Lake” October 26th-27th: Youth will have the opportunity to have a guided tour from the artistic producer of two memorial sites, Tim Johnson, from Six Nations of the Grand River. They will have a tour of the Landscape Of Nations: Six Nations and Native Allies Commemorative Memorial at Queenston Heights Park to learn about Indigenous peoples’ contributions to the War of 1812. They will also visit the First Nations Peace Monument, where they will learn about the story of Laura Secord and the Indigenous warriors who assisted her on her journey. Students will be staying at the Bear’s Inn on the Six Nation’s reserve. “Moccasin making workshop” November 23rd: During this event at Plenty Canada's office in Lanark County, participants will get the chance to make your own pair of moccasins, led by Cree artist and language speaker, Jessie Ann Sarazin. They will also have the opportunity to have an Algonquin language lesson from Barry Sarazin with the use of his Algonquin language booklet! “Environmental Day” January 11th: During this event, located in Lanark county at Plenty Canada, each participant will learn from an Algonquin senior forestry technician about the relationship between humans and environment including protecting, restoring, and learning from nature outside. The students will observe and learn from nature on a guided walk on the William Commanda Trail on Plenty Canada’s grounds to learn about the plants and animals that reside here, as well as their uses and Algonquin names. They will learn how to bridge Indigenous and Western sciences, and how they can apply it in their lives. “Closing Ceremony” February 8th-9th: This event will be a camp out at Plenty Canada in Lanark county. This will be the last group event of the TR Training Program, where we will discuss what each youth has gained from this program. We will ensure the student groups are going well and each student has the support they require. Each student who has participated in any of the above workshops above are welcome to come and receive a participation certificate.
Lanark Drum Circle
Every 2nd Sunday of the month - check their facebook page to confirm the dates over the summer. 41 Market St. North, Smiths Falls Sharing of traditional native songs and their teachings, and bringing back the circle to strengthen community. Keep up to date on their plans at https://www.facebook.com/Lanark-Drum-Circle-1696224613806275/
Lanark County Neighbours
Postponed Till Fall 2019 Stories of Decolonization - Film & Discussion