Wow! With such a great start to Indigenous Walks it was really hard to find the time to do another blog post but there’s so much coming up that I thought you should know about so, welcome to Blog #3.
First of all, I had a few great tours this time around. Thank-you to teacher Michael Bernards from Lester B. Pearson for bringing your students on an Indigenous Walk! I met Mr. Bernards during my time at the National Gallery of Canada during the amazing “Sakahàn – International Indigenous Art” exhibition. At that time, I told him about my dream to launch Indigenous Walks and voila! He became my first of paying customer! Thank-you so much for your support.
The next tour was with the National Arts Centre’s Theatre Section. A big thank you to Sara Stanley for bringing the Board of Directors on a SURPRISE board development activity! I’m really looking forward to seeing the upcoming shows by Indigenous People that the NAC is hosting.
Thanks for the photo Sara!
Before I get into this amazing list of things to do in Ottawa, I want you to remember Indigenous Walks when booking your meetings, planning a group activity or a staff retreat. If there’s a group of 10 or more, I give better rates. Teachers might also want to start considering booking for the fall too.
If you’re visiting Ottawa and you’d like to participate in a public tour, be sure to check the schedule and send an email to sign up for a walk to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the list of Indigenous events below:
May 30 @7:00pm-1:00am: Asinabka Film Festival Fundraiser
May 31-June 1: Kitigan Zibi Pow Wow
June 1 @ 2pm – 4pm: Indigenous Walking Tour starts at the Human Rights Monument near Elgin/Lisgar. To register, email: email@example.com or call (613) 290-8597
June 1 @ 2pm: Tours with curator Lisa Truong of “Inuit Art: Skin Deep” at Carleton University.
June (month): Ottawa Public Library Events
June 2 @ 1pm-3pm: “Addictions” at Wabano with Margaret Behan, Arapahoe-Cheyenne Elder. To register: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 2 @ Symposium: Aboriginal Identity and Health: Rooting Aboriginal Health & Wellness in the Rich Soil of Culture at Carleton University
June 3 @ 5:30pm – 8pm: 10th Anniversary and Awards Ceremony & Exhibition at the Museum of History with Nathaniel Arcand and Drew Hayden Taylor, Brian Maracle & Lee Maracle RSVP email@example.com (tell them you heard about it from Jaime :o)
June 5 @ 7:30pm-9:30pm: “Sketches” exhibition with Ojibwe artist Mark Seabrook at Venus Envy.
June 11 @ 5:30pm: Aboriginal Peoples’ Network BBQ at the Heart and Crown with special guest Gina Wilson (Basement Room, 67, Clarence Street, Byward Market, Ottawa) RSVP here
June 13: Quebec Native Women’s Eighth Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament
June 20 @ 8:30am-3pm: Education Day at the Aboriginal Summer Solstice Festival, Vincent Massey Park
June 20-22: Aboriginal Festival and Competition Pow Wow at Vincent Massey Park. Line-up includes Northern Cree, Amanda Rheume, Jaime and the Jiglets, Suzette Amaya, Cheri Maracle, The Global Savages, Trickster Trilogy,
June 20 @ 11:30am-1:30pm: TD Bank Celebrates National Aboriginal Day with First Nations, Inuit and Métis performers including Jaime and the Jiglets at 1595 Telesat Ct. (James Naismith Dr.) Just so you know, last year, they had the best food there!
June 20 @ 5pm: Ottawa Métis Council hosts a cultural evening at Vincent Massey Park
June 21 @ 7pm-10:30pm: “Southern Lights Spectacle” dance show at Vincent Massey Park for Aboriginal Summer Solstice
So that’s a list and a half for you! For those of you who didn’t get to make it to the Odawa Native Friendship Centre’s 38th Annual Pow Wow, I’ve posted a few photos that I took of the fabulous dancers over the weekend of May 23-25.
Men’s Traditional Dancer. Please send me the name of this dancer if you know to: firstname.lastname@example.org