Wampum Belt Information Session

Saturday, March 24th, 2018  ~  9:30 – 4:30 ~ Renfrew  >  Days Inn In the spirit of Reconciliation, we are partnering with the Ottawa Community of the Algonquins of Ontario to bring you an interactive, hands-on information session about a unique collection of wampum belts that have a connection to Anishinabe History.  The session will be facilitated by Brian Charles, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island…

Summer Ceremony & Feast

Megwetch to our members who were able to join us on September 9th to celebrate the season of summer.  It seems that we are still waiting for it to start his year, and here it is almost finished.  Isn’t that just like adolescence, the life stage that it mirrors:  a time when life goes way too fast; when there is too much to do, and…

Finding Our Way

My first thoughts on celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation were not happy ones:  my ancestors were ten years into life under the Indian Act, living throughout this valley with only 10% of their people left, watching their bountiful resources being devastated by more and more settlers, and still pleading for a place where they might feel protected in the land they knew.  When…

Boozhoo! Kwey!

We offer you this image of sema (tobacco) and request that you receive what we share with an open mind and an open heart, taking only what your spirit finds useful at this time. Our intent is to share some of what we have learned along our journey on the Red Road, and to help other Indigenous people gain experience in our Anishinabe Culture.