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    June 2022

  • Traditional Teaching with Elder Dorothy Taylor
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    June is National Indigenous history month. Join First Peoples Indigenous Centre for a Traditional Teaching with Dorothy Taylor. Elder Dorothy has provided her knowledge of the Anishinaabe Creation story and shared teachings on the interconnectedness of water and all living beings. Indigenous peoples are caretakers of Mother Earth, and recognizing and honoring these stories are essential to respecting Indigenous ways of knowing. We welcome Elder Dorothy for this week's teaching. If you require any accessibility accommodations, please email before the…

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  • Indigenous Heritage Celebration
    • 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    Join us in the Naanaagide'endamowin Courtyard for a celebration of Indigenous heritage. Have you wondered what smudging is? Learn about Traditional medicines and what we do at The First Peoples Indigenous Center at our booth. The heritage celebration features the Big Dum from Mississauga of Scugog Island First Nation. The Big drum group and dancers will provide a learning experience about the different styles of Indigenous powwow dancing that showcase dancers like the jingle dress, grass dancers, and more. Have…

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  • Women’s Full Moon Ceremony
    • 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

    Please join us for this empowering women’s ceremony. Come prepared with tobacco, a long skirt, and a container of water. This will be a virtual event, everyone will have the opportunity to share. Bring your shaker and/drum. There is limited space for this event and priority is given to Durham College students and Indigenous community members, if space is still available then it is open to the larger community. You will be sent a link to join the ceremony shortly…

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  • Traditional Teaching with Elder Shirley Williams
    • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    June 21 is recognized as National Indigenous people's day. We continue to honor National Indigenous history month at Durham College. FPIC welcomes Elder Shirley Williams as she shares her traditional teaching of the Anishinaabe clan systems. The clan system is a governing structure of Anishinaabe peoples on Turtle Island, ensuring social order and good health for all. Through ceremonial keepers, the laws and ways of healing have been preserved. If you require any accommodations please send an email in advance…

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  • Traditional Medicines in the Modern World: Mental Health
    • 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    The First Peoples Indigenous Centre (FPIC) is pleased to welcome Joseph Pitawanakwat, Founder and Director of Creators Garden, to share his traditional knowledge of plant medicines in our four-part series Traditional Medicines in the Modern World. Join us virtually on June 22 to celebrate the first day of summer, a day also recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day. Part 3 of our series with Joseph Pitawanakwat, founder of Creator's Garden will focus on mental health and fostering healthy living and…

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  • Traditional Teaching with Elder Dorothy Taylor
    • 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

    As we continue to recognize National Indigenous history month. Join First Peoples Indigenous Centre for a Traditional Teaching with Dorothy Taylor. Elder Dorothy has provided her knowledge of the Anishinaabe Creation story and shared teachings on the interconnectedness of water and all living beings. Indigenous peoples are caretakers of Mother Earth and recognizing and honoring these stories are essential to respecting Indigenous ways of knowing. We welcome Elder Dorothy for this week's session. If you require any accessibility accommodations, please…

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  • Bannock & Books: Indigenous book club
    • 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM

    Join us for Bannock and Books, an Indigenous book club series collaborating with Ontario Tech & Durham Colleges First Peoples Indigenous Center. This book club is designed to bring hearts and minds together as we explore various topics about Indigenous culture, ways of knowing, and experiences. Participants are invited to read our featured book and then join us virtually as we come together and discuss our learning. Featured Book: 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by…

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  • Land Acknowledgment workshop
    • 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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    Join First Peoples Indigenous Center as we guide you through this interactive session designed to help you understand your connection to land acknowledgments and why they are imperative to meaningful reconciliation. This workshop explains why land acknowledgments are essential to building relationships with Indigenous communities that honour their rights and treaties as sovereign nations. You will also have the opportunity to write personalized land acknowledgments using our 4 step framework. The workshop will run three sessions. You are available to…

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  • Traditional Teaching with Elder Shirley Williams
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Join FPIC as we wrap up National Indigenous history month with the Medicine Wheel Teaching. The Teachings of the Medicine Wheel are vast. There are seven teachings within each direction on the Medicine wheel, and all of these have sub-teachings to them. The four directions of the Medicine Wheel remind us of many things, such as the need for balance in the world. The four-direction teachings go clockwise, beginning in the east. The medicine wheel has often been used as…

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