Archive for National Indigenous Week June 21 – June 27

Proclamation from The Regional Municipality of Durham

Certificate of Proclamation National Indigenous Day and Week

Today, we raised the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation flag at Durham Region Headquarters in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Week virtual celebrations which take place June 21 to 27.

Proclamation from City of Oshawa

City of Oshawa Proclamation of Indigenous Week 2020

City of Oshawa Raising the Mississauga of Scugog Island First Nation Flag

Today, we raised the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation flag at City Hall in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Week virtual celebrations which take place June 21 to 27 in Oshawa.

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

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
learner.

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