POWWOW SEASON 2017 HAS ARRIVED
Powwows promote cultural pride, respect and health for young and old in an inclusive setting; drugs and alcohol are
forbidden on the powwow grounds. Powwows serve an important role in many Indigenous peoples’ lives as a forum to
visit family and friends, and to celebrate their cultural heritage, while also serving as a site for
cross-cultural sharing with non-Indigenous attendees and participants.
Rama First Nation – Aug 19 & 20
Curve Lake First Nation – Sept 16 & 17
Hate-Free Peace Vigil
Sunday, August 20, 6pm, Confederation Park
In response to President Trump’s rhetoric, we need to build a society that is inclusive, not exclusive, not just for White people, but for everyone. In Peterborough, if we keep silent, if we don’t speak up, then unfortunately we could have groups forming like the White Supremacy groups in the States that is encouraging other people to join them in the brutality of hurting others. We must put a stop to that. As Nelson Mandela said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Please join us, the Community Race Relations Committee Black Lives Matter and Peace Council Peterborough,on Sunday, August 20th at 6 pm at Confederation Park in our Hate-Free Peace Vigil.
GreenUP 25th Birthday Party & Family Night
Thursday, August 24, 6 PM – 8 PM
Join us at Ecology Park for nature crafts, scavenger hunts, facepainting, puppet shows, birthday cake, and more! We will update the event page as we continue to add fun, celebratory activities to the party – fun for the whole family! Watch for our birthday wish list and give the gift of nature education. RSVP here.
Bzindan – Music Video Launch
Saturday, Sept 9, 7pm
Seven Elders and twelve youth came together in Peterborough, ON to create a song. A powerful exchange of knowledge took place and together, youth and Elders took a stand…Bzindan is the stunning result of their collaboration.
Nogojiwanong Friendship Friendship Centre. 580 Cameron Street
SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I’M COUNTING CRACKERS: A COMMUNITY TALK
Friday, September 22, 2017 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Both mothers who live on low incomes and local community food programs struggle with ensuring families are adequately fed. In describing a new Peterborough study, researcher Mary Anne Martin explores several apparent mysteries: the gap between primary responsibility for feeding families and inadequate resources to do so; the contradiction between Peterborough’s vibrant network of community food programs and its high levels of food insecurity; and the importance of food programs not focusing on the food. Free. Refreshments will be offered. Everyone welcome.
Peterborough Public Health (2nd Floor) 185 King Street
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Great Lakes Water Walk
Sunday, Sept 24
The Great Lakes Water Walk is an open invitation to all people to join an Indigenous-led Water Walk to honor Nibi (Water). Following Anishinaabe ceremonial protocols, Grandmothers and Elders will make water offerings, sing water songs and make petitions for our water to be clean and pure. The Walk will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 along the Toronto waterfront with a concluding ceremony at Marilyn Bell Park.
Everyone is welcome. While we love our dogs, bikes or skateboards, we do not bring them to ceremony. Please leave these at home. Absolutely no drugs or alcohol.