Archive for Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle Virtual National Indegenous celebrations

Proclamation City of Oshawa

Proclamation of Orange Shirt Day by Mayor Dan Carter City of Oshawa



City of Oshawa Proclamation of Orange Shirt Day

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt Andawenjige – to go hunting

Download a Gojiing Damnowin Andawenjige – to go hunting PDF 

Aanii/Boozhoo Karli Robertson ndizhinikaaz, Sunderland ndoo-njibaa, Lindsay migwaa-ndidaa.

I am a graduate from Trent University’s Master’s program in Indigenous Studies, where I
studied stereotypes of Indigenous women and identity in connection to land and continued
colonial violence. I also specialized in Anishinaabemowin through The Chanie Wenjack School of
Indigenous Studies. I am proud to be of Anishinaabe heritage and will always be a lifelong

I am currently working within Indigenous Education at the elementary and secondary school
levels at DDSB and DCDSB as well as teaching at Durham College and Fleming College. I am
actively striving to promote Anishnaabemowin within our communities and to keep learning
the language in hopes to pass on these knowledges to our future generations.

I am very grateful for my connections to the diverse local Indigenous community, to the
knowledge holders such as Shirley Williams, Liz Osawamick, Mary Kelly, DJ Fife, Michelle Evans,
Jenn Henderson, Melanie O’Neill and James Mackinnon who are helping to guide me along this
path of learning and for opportunities such as these to learn, celebrate and play together.
Gchi-Miigwech kina-gwaya

Message from Chief Kelly LaRocca – Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

“The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is encouraged to see this partnership celebrating Indigenous Peoples Week. Our hope is that this joining with Bawaajigewin, the City of Oshawa and community partners will continue to foster future engagements to revitalize the culture, restore the Mississauga language and build lasting relationships.”
Chief Kelly LaRocca

Message from the President of Bawaajigewin

“Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle acknowledges that we are fortunate to be living and thriving on the traditional territory of the Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation within the boundaries of Williams Treaty Territory. We are honoured to be working with The City of Oshawa, the Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation and the rest of our many respected community partners to bring forward these virtual events celebrating Indigenous Peoples Week. We are grateful to have this opportunity to braid together the teachings from our ancestors, the resilience of our community and the creativity and ingenuity of our talented artists and entrepreneurs.”
Mary George – President of Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle

Eaglewomen Singerz

Chi Miigwetch to Sue Croweagle (Blackfoot Nation) who loves to sing and drum and share the aboriginal culture and talents with others.

Sue Croweagle is a 2spirit Aboriginal from the Blackfoot Nation. She has been singing, drumming, and dancing all her life. She came to Toronto in 2011 and established a female aboriginal drum group in the GTA called the Eagle Woman Singerz which has played throughout the GTA.