Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle members at Courtice Community Complex

Lisa George and Mary Watson talked with Joan Curtis about the display set up at the Courtice Community Centre in honour of Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30. Orange Shirt Day brings awareness to the community about First Nation peoples and cultures, past and present. – Jason Liebregts/Torstar

CLARINGTON — At the Courtice Community Complex on Orange Shirt Day — Monday, Sept. 30 — representatives from the Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle educated visitors about the thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who were removed from their homes and forced to attend residential schools. Read more

Orange Shirt Day

Wear an Orange Shirt on Orange Shirt Day, September 30, 2019

Orange Shirt Day is a national day to focus on healing and reconciliation in response to Residential Schools and the impacts on Indigenous Peoples.

Go here to learn more about Orange Shirt Day www.orangeshirtday.org

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Bawaajigewin will be in the following locations selling Orange Shirts. We accept cash, Visa, MC, and Debit

  • September 19 between 10 am and 1 pm Pickering City Hall at 1 The Esplanade S, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7 Oshawa, Ontario
  • September 23 between 10 am and 1 pm Region of Durham Headquarters 605 Rossland Rd E, Whitby, ON L1N 6A3
  • September 26 between 10 and 1:30 at Oshawa Market City Hall (50 Centre Street South)
  • September 30 between 2:30 and 4 pm.  The Art Resource Centre Oshawa, (45 Queen St, Oshawa)

Municipality of Clarington – please email your order by September 20 Bawaajigewin@gmail.com and we will bring the shirts to 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6 on September 23, in the afternoon between 2 and 3 pm. We accept cash, Visa, MC, and Debit   Read More →

Opening Feast

February 11-2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Carea Community Health Centre 115 Grassmere Ave, Oshawa.

A launch event for BACC’s Sharing Our Truths Speaker Series, aimed at connecting the Aboriginal community of Durham Region with respected Elders and Traditional Knowledge Carriers of different Nations. Free dinner will be provided. Please register at https://bawaajigewin.eventbrite.ca

For more information or to request accommodation, please contact Chelsea Hunter at chelsea.hunter@hotmail.ca.

The views and opinions expressed during this series are those of the speaker and do not necessarily
reflect the official policy or position of Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle.

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RÉCONCILIATION: national call for art

The Art Hives Network recognizes that we carry out our work on unceded indigenous territories across Canada. As our country commemorates the 150th anniversary of its Confederation, the Art Hives Network acknowledges the struggle of native peoples caused by colonization and believe that Settlers have a responsibility to understand this shared history and how we may be continuing and perpetuating colonialism in our personal and professional lives. Our hope is that storytelling, and art making and sharing will help ignite the necessary conversations to support our work together towards repair and reconciliation.
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Sweetgrass

To Anishinaabeg, Sweetgrass is called Wiingaashk. It is best planted not by seed, but by putting roots directly in the ground, fostering connectivity not only for this generation but for generations to come. The braid reminds us of all we have been given as well as our responsibility to care for those gifts in return. Read More →