News release – City of Barrie
Join us this June as we acknowledge National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day with opportunities to learn, engage, and celebrate.
In collaboration with the Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Care Team from the Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle, Barrie Native Friendship Centre, Red Quills, and the Barrie Public Library, we celebrate the rich heritage, diverse cultures, and significant contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples with a variety of exciting programs throughout the month of June.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada.
We acknowledge the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg people, which include the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi Nations collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. We also acknowledge the Wendat Nation (Huron) who occupied these lands prior to the middle of the 17th century.
We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture and recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit People.
|June 29, 2pm – 5:30pm||Indigenous History Month Celebration|
Celebrate with family activities, community booths, artisan vendors, drumming, dancing, and more cultural sharing opportunities. MC: Beedahsiga Elliott
Hosted collaboratively with Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Care Team from the Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle, Barrie Native Friendship Centre, Red Quills, Barrie Public Library, and the City of Barrie.
|June 29, 7:30pm-9:30pm||Campfire Music|
Join Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Care Team for community connection and enjoy listening to some local Indigenous musicians.
|June 29, dusk (approx. 9:30pm)||Outdoor Film Screening – Kayak to Klemtu|
Experience a film under the stars with the Barrie Film Festival and a special showing of the film Kayak to Klemtu.
Ella (Ta’Kaiya Blaney), a First Nations teenager from the West Coast, decides to travel the length of the Inside Passage along the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest by kayak in order to testify against a proposed pipeline that would see oil tanker traffic through her beloved homeland waters. She’s prepared for all of the challenges, but the most challenging of all is that she has to bring her dysfunctional family with her, which makes for a fun adventure. From Tla’Amin to Klemtu, BC, this family navigates their blend of cultures and desires while their spirits honour the coast as a place to protect and call home. Directed by Zoe Leigh Hopkins, a Heiltsuk/Mohawk writer and film director. 2018, PG.
Kayak to Klemtu Trailer