Sponsored by the Department of Canadian Heritage, East and West Learning Connections & neighbors on Idehill Crescent, Scarborough, invite you to a fabulous Turtle Island lawn party!
Please join indigenous artist Doreen Stevens and her team to appreciate indigenous cultures and live performances, learn about the History & build Connections with Indigenous Community as well as your neighbors, near or far!
Prayers, Singing, Drumming
Harvesting Moons, Turtle Shell, Birch Bark Carriers
Traditional food Bannock
Interactive Hoop Dance, Painting, Games & prizes
“speaking is a sacred Act” Film Premiere
Inuit handmade artworks, crafts, and jewelry
FREE public English event, with Mandarin and Cantonese interpretation.
Please bring your own water bottle to save the environment. Bring a credit card or cash if you want to buy Inuit artworks, crafts, or jewelry directly from the artists (all proceeds go to the artists).
About Feature Artists:
Living in Ottawa, Ontario, Doreen Stevens (Clear Water Woman Speaking from the Heart) of Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg, has been engaged for thirty years in traditional singing, drumming, cultural research, films, video art, and storytelling. She brings her traditional visual and performing art into contemporary practice in both English and French. As a filmmaker, Doreen has brought Algonquin, Ojibway, and Mohawk to live on film. Her teachers have been Tibetan, Aztec, Maori, Pilipino, Spanish, Mexican, Mayan and elders from Northwest Coast, Swampy Cree, and Mohawk.
charlotte Aki stevens (Aki metallic Silver) is an Algonquin rapper visual artist. She is the winner of Ottomusik Award, a City Ottawa public artist and a Pimisi local Artist. Presently Aki is engaging in a permanent exhibition for Stanley Field House for Kitchisippi Trails in Ottawa, Ontario.
Annie Pillaktuaq is a multi-disciplinary Inuit artist and jewelry maker from Iqaluit, Nunavut. In her painting practice, she works with acrylics on canvas. As a jewelry artist, Annie relies on Inuit materials, specifically sealskin, to create beautiful earrings, cuffs, and gloves. Annie will bring her products as well as educational materials on Inuit sealskin to the event.
*Time: Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 4:30-7 P.M. (Eastern Time)
*Location: near Brimley Road & Finch Avenue East in Scarborough. RSVP for location details.
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All registrants who are present at the event will be eligible for the Lucky Draw at the end of the day!
* All children under 13 must always be accompanied by an adult.
* Please check your email before you come for changes due to weather or other unforeseeable challenges.
* This outdoor event is held on private properties. Please take care of the land and facilities like you are coming to a friend’s house as an esteemed guest. Thank you!
* We strongly encourage you to wear a mask when social distancing cannot be guaranteed.
* If you need special accommodations, please register by June 22 and tell us what you would need. We will try our best to assist.
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Poster designer: Wuzzy Wu