Indigenous Peoples Week

Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle (BACC) is celebrating National Indigenous Day with week-long virtual events June 21 to 27, 2020. BACC seeks to celebrate Indigenous presence, nurture relationships, and facilitate collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples by sharing information about Indigenous perspectives and engage the Durham Region and regional Indigenous communities.

The schedule for the week includes:

  • Welcome from Chief Kelly LaRocca from Scugog Island First Nation
  • Introduction by Mary George, President of Bawaajigewin
  • Proclamation from Mayor Carter, City of Oshawa
  • Proclamation from Regional Chair John Henry, Region of Durham
  • Wiingushk Deyweygun Drum Group opens the event with an honour song
  • Oshawa Public Libraries share Family Storytelling
  • Indigenish Catering video – How To Make Bannock
  • Karli Robertson Scavenger Hunt Andawenjige – to go hunting
  • Colouring Contest
  • Métis Nation of Ontario Durham Region Videos of Past Events
  • The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund join us as we come to share history, culture, and music from incredible Indigenous artists and more.
  • Virtual Speaker Series – DDSB Indigenous Education
  • Artscan Circle Online Video Workshops
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery presents Kissed by Lightning movie and interview with Shelley Niro
  • Cale Crowe Singer/Songwriter
  • Oshawa Senior Community Centres and Carea Community Health Centre – Online Indigenous Book Club with Angela Duckworth
  • Oshawa Museum –  Tour through A Carrying Place: Oshawa’s Indigenous Story

Together with our partners, there will be multiple online events.

Our event is now over, thanks for making it a huge success

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