EAWLC Indigenous Day Celebration 2023: The Gathering with Sky Hawk

As part of East and West Learning Connections Indigenous Day celebration sponsored by the Department of Canadian Heritage, we cordially invite you to this fascinating in-person gathering facilitated by Sky Hawk (Cris) in Norwood Park, Toronto!

At the interactive gathering where you can see, touch, smell, listen and ask, you will learn more about different Indigenous cultures. You’ll walk home with answers to some questions, such as:


* What are some of the historical and present issues facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada?

* What does 2 Spirits mean, and who are they?

* What are traditional medicines and sacred medicines?

* What is the significance of drums and dancing to some Nations?

* What are Pow Wows and socials?


And much more!


* This is in a space that is used for ceremonies so please be respectful, no drugs or alcohol.

* Please bring your own water bottle to reduce disposable plastic waste.

* Please dress appropriately for weather and bring umbrellas if needed, as this is a rain-or-shine outdoor gathering!


When: Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 4-6 P.M. Eastern Time

Where:   Norwood Park, 16 Norwood Rd, Toronto, ON M4E 1Y5.


Free in-person English event

RSVP Required: Please click below Zoom link to reserve your spot by June 24, and you will receive further notice in the confirmation email:


(Note: this is just for registration; there is no Zoom meeting for this event.)


Message from Facilitator:

Shé:kon, Aanii, Boozhoo, Tansi, Hello!

My name is Sky Hawk, and my English name is Cris. I am a 2-Spirit person. I was born and raised in Tkaronto here on Turtle Island. I am of mixed ancestry, Irish and Haudenosaunee coming from 6 Nations of the Grand River. Due to colonization and governmental systems that attempted genocide of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island, my family got disconnected from our culture. I have spent many years of my adult life learning and reclaiming my culture and spirituality.  As an Urban Indigenous person, I have had the opportunity to learn both here in Tkaronto, as well as traveling, from many different Elders and Knowledge Keepers from many nations such as Haudenosaunee, Mi’kmaq, Anishinaabe, and Cree.  I am an artist that loves to make lots of traditional crafts such as beading, working with hides and furs, and my absolutely favourite making ash baskets!

I will be sharing some knowledge on the diversity and history of the Indigenous people of Turtle Island. I will be sharing about the 4 sacred medicines. I will talk about the connection to Mother Earth and the importance of the environment to many Indigenous people’s spirituality and worldviews.

I will have a giveaway at the end for those that are present!

Everyone is welcome!  For inquiries, please email at info@eawlc.org.  Thanks!

* To check out our online Indigenous Day celebration on June 30, 2023, please click here:


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