Planting Seeds of Change
Sunday, June 23
11 am to 4 pm
About the event
This joyful celebration of the natural and cultural heritage of the Humber River Valley will offer families the opportunity to engage in community planting around the McMichael Indigenous Garden and participate in interpretive hikes and a knowledge sharing circle led by Indigenous traditional teachers.
The day will start at 11 am with a ceremony led by Community Elder Shelley Charles from Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. The planting activities will be facilitated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority team.
Indigenous Traditional Ceremony led by Elder Shelley Charles
John Elder Shelley Charles from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation for both a water and planting ceremony at the site of the new ceremonial garden. The ceremony will be followed by community planting facilitated by the TRCA.
Outdoor interpretive hikes led by Maya-waasige
During this leisurely hike, Maya-waasige, aka John Keeshig from Chippewas of Nawsh Unceded First Nation, will share Indigenous knowledge and stories related to the Humber River habitat.
Drum circle and Food Sharing ceremony
The drum circle and ceremony will be led by Niiganikwe (Chastity Jenner) and students from Kikendassogamig First Nation Elementary School located in Neyaashiingmiing, Ontario.