Let us welcome Fuelling the Sacred Fire with Nigel Irwin as he explores the Truth about Reconciliation through a collection of songs and stories centred around the Canadian indigenous experience. The road behind and the journey ahead." Nigel will lead the audience through fictional stories and stories of his travels, as well as the songs to help illustrate his message His newest song is called Sacred Fire. Centred around the need to protect one's inner sacred fire, the importance of educating and how to maintain stamina in this fight to enlighten folks to our struggle.
We invite you to join us! Indigenous war captains from the War of 1812, John Norton and John Brant, will reunite in spirit with Major General Sir Isaac Brock, namesake of the University. The two white paper composite statues are exact versions of the bronze statues installed at the Landscape Of Nations Commemorative Memorial in Queenston Heights Park. They will be installed at Brock University overlooking the Healing Garden. Please reach out to Michele-Elise if you require further details.
Ol' Child is a soulful jazz, funk, bluesy collective that weaves through varying musical scapes to bring out memorable and reminiscent themes with original tunes intended to exhibit the music composed by heart-to-heart connections. Ol' Child demonstrates how people of all ages and backgrounds can unite through groove, dance and play. Ol’ Child is led by Phil Davis, a self-taught musician who enjoys genres of music from his traditional roots of the Haudenosaunee of Six Nations to Nina Simone, and everything in between and beyond.
July 19, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
On May 22nd, our Moccasin Talks series continues with an examination of The Sixties Scoop from two different perspectives by two different First Nations members. Like many non-Indigenous Canadians, I was unfamiliar with The Sixties Scoop, a name given to a series of provincial child welfare policies that actually started in the mid-1950s and continued into the 1980s. During this time, thousands of Indigenous children were “scooped up” from their homes and families, placed in foster homes, and eventually adopted by non-Indigenous families across Canada and the United States. These children lost not only their families but also their names, languages, and heritage.