National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
June 21st, 2020

On June 21st, it was our deepest honour to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in David Crombie Park.

We were blessed with drumming, singing and dancing by Blackfoot Standing, Michele Perpaul, Bri Briskool Marie, Nimkii Osawamick, Danny Mckenna, and Maria Bonaparte.


We are grateful for a beautiful audience to celebrate with us, and glad everyone kept their physical distances with one another.


The event was co-presented with Canadian Stage and supported by Ontario Arts Councill and Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada.

photos: Gillian Mapp

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
June 19th to 21st, 2019

In June 2019, with the support of Canadian Heritage, we invited one artist from each of the three Ontario communities Jamii is partnering with: Brian Outinen (Wawa/Michipicoten First Nation), Terri-Lynn Brennan (Wolfe Island) and Lucy Strang (Pikangikum First Nation). The artists spent a week on The Esplanade and directly engaged with 300 locals of all ages. 


We organized workshops in both Market Lane Public School and Downtown Alternative School; a talk at the St Lawrence Library moderated by Kim Wheatley, with performances by Mahlikah Awe:ri; two talks for seniors taking place in both Crombie park and the St Lawrence Community Recreation Centre in partnership with the SLNA;  a talk in the park with youth from the St Lawrence daycare; and one afternoon of celebration in partnership with Young People Theatre featuring IndigenizUS workshop by Lindy Kinoshameg,  hoop dance performance by Rhonda Doxtator and a spoken word workshop with Mahlikah Awe:ri.

photos: Isorine Marc & Gillian Mapp