June 19th to 21st, 2019
Indigenous Day Celebration
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